Skin redness and capillaries
The main causes of redness of the facial skin are; sun damage, rosacea, acne scars, spots from other scars, keratosis pilaris, sensitive skin and genetics. Redness may be present all the time, or it may be increased by certain triggering factors such as heat, wind, exercise or wine consumption. Sensitive skin, chronic or active inflammation or superficial blood vessels that easily interfere with the skin causes skin to look redder.
Capilaries on the skin are formed by sudden expansion of narrow capillary vessels that burst out. Most burst capillary vessels are found on the cheeks and on the nasal region. People with capillaries, dry and sensitive skin problems commonly have thin skin that provides low protection. Capillaries can be red or dark blue colored. The red capillaries are arterial capillaries while the blue ones are venous.
The main causes of redness and capillaries on the skin are:
- Genetic factors
- Sun damage
- Exposure to extreme heat or cold
- Alcohol use
- Excessive use of cortisone creams
- Rubbing the face with harsh face cleaners
- Use of birth control pills
- Spicy foods
Currently, the most common treatment for treating capillaries is laser treatment. This treatment is painless and does not require anesthesia, but care must be taken to avoid exposure to the sun’s rays afterwards.
Laser Treatment of Redness and Capillaries
The laser equipment emits lights of different wavelengths to treat a variety of skin conditions. Laser treatment reduces redness to a great extent. After the procedure the skin becomes red for a few hours. There is no skin breakage, so no wound care is required. The treatment does not have any down times, and you can resume your daily duties immediately after. A number of regular sessions are necessary for better results.