Vascular lesions or red veins are small vessels within the skin which have become dilated or enlarged, just beneath your skin’s surface. This results in small, red lines that spread out into a web-shaped form. They can develop anywhere on the body, but they’re more common on the face and legs.
While harmless, broken blood vessels can become a nuisance if they make you self-conscious. The good news is that spider veins are typically treatable.
What causes vascular lesions?
There are many causes of broken blood vessels which include:
Heredity and genetics. For unknown reasons, spider veins tend to run in families. Individual risk factors also increase with age.
Pregnancy. An increase in estrogen hormones during pregnancy can lead to broken blood vessels. Pregnancy-related spider veins heal on their own after delivery. Skin changes are common in pregnancy.
Skin conditions such as Rosacea which causes excessive redness and flushing of the skin leading to the capillary walls to weaken and remain dilated, in some cases this can cause a type of acne appearance on the skin
Environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure but also cold weather can increase the vessels to dilate
Lifestyle – Alcohol consumption, smoking.
Injuries/trauma. Minor to significant injuries can lead to bruising. With bruises on your face, broken blood vessels may also be noticeable. Something as simple as wearing prescription glasses daily can create a trauma to the skin and is very common to find on the bridge of the nose as a result.
What can I do to treat and prevent Vascular lesions/red veins?
Fortunately we can treat not only dilated/broken capillaries but also “flushed/reddened” skin with Laser rejuvenation treatment which cautorises the blood supply to this useless vessel resulting in the body naturally dissolving the empty capillary wall leaving you with a clear even complexion.
As Well as treating the existing problem it is important to help prevent the vascular lesion/ redvein from returning by protecting and strengthening your skin with a quality skin care regimen including the correct use of a broad spectrum sunscreen
- Sothys Clarity range
- Sothys redness ampoules
- Sothys C dermobooster
- Dermaquest C3 serum
- Dermaquest Sheer Zinc SPF 30