Capillaries are the tiny blood vessels that connect arteries to veins. They reach every cell in the body and supply them with nutrients. They also take away waste products including carbon dioxide. Some of the capillaries are very close to the skin surface. They can be damaged from an injury or from overexposure to the sun’s energy. Most broken capillaries, also known as spider veins, that are noticeable occur on the lower one-half of the face. They commonly occur near the mouth or on the nose. Several treatment options are available to fix broken capillaries. We are proud to offer VeinGogh™ treatment and sclerotherapy.

VeinGogh™ is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment option that utilizes high-frequency currents to reduce the appearance of broken capillaries. Using this treatment to deliver small bursts of energy to the vein affects blood and causes the vessel wall to collapse. This does not affect the rest of your body, such as the outer layer of your skin, but you should see a reduction in the appearance of your pesky broken capillaries!

Sclerotherapy is another non-surgical treatment option. It can be used in addition to VeinGogh™ for treatment, and it is often used for broken capillaries that are rooted much deeper into the surface. Not only does this treatment option affect the appearance of the spider veins, but it can also be used to address what is causing them in the first place.

A consultation with our team will be the best way to determine the best treatment option for you and your broken capillaries. You may require more than one treatment type, and achieving the level of reduction you desire may require a series of treatments. Both treatments should be safe for treating spider veins on the face and legs, but our qualified team will determine which is best for you, your body, and your goals.

If you’re wondering how to get rid of discolorations caused by broken capillaries near the skin surface, talk to us. We can quickly determine the best possible treatment option once we’ve completed an examination of your facial features. Contact us today at the Vein Center and schedule your consultation to visit us in Mt. Pleasant, SC!

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