It’s summer in Toronto and time for bathing suits and summer wear. The warmer weather is a fun time for many Canadians who seek to work on their tan and spend time outdoors. But if you suffer from unattractive spider veins or broken capillaries, you may feel restricted in what you can do and the clothes you can wear.
Skin care specialists hear some questions constantly – including those about acne, broken capillaries, and spider veins. If you are dealing with broken capillaries or spider veins, you understand how annoying it is to experience their associated redness and unattractive presence – especially when they appear on visible areas like your face or legs.
There are multiple causes for these afflictions; however, to begin understanding these conditions it is best to be aware of their appearance and their cause.
What Are Spider Veins and Broken Capillaries?
People suffer from spider veins without a clear understanding of how to recognize them. They appear close to the surface of the skin, and you can identify them by their red or blue color and spider web or tree branch shape. They appear primarily on the legs.
Spider veins form when capillary walls dilate. Often they are caused by circulation problems, which frequently occur in mature adults. Additional factors are pregnancy, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and too much sun.
Broken capillaries are tiny blood vessels that are visible on the surface of the skin. Most of these blood vessels are capillaries which connect arteries and veins. Broken capillaries are also commonly found on the face.
Broken capillaries’ most common causes are damage to the skin from irritation, inflammation, and repeated exposure to the sun. While some causes are preventable, others are beyond control.
To determine if you have spider veins or broken capillaries, you should consult with a Certified Medical Aesthetician.
While spider veins and broken capillaries may be an unpleasant eyesore, it’s best not to rely on tanning to disguise the discoloration. Studies have indicated a link between sun exposure and tanning beds to the breakdown of collagen, a natural protein necessary for skin strength and healing. Proper skin care is the best way to treat and avoid broken capillaries and spider veins.
What Can You Do?
For those who experience spider veins and broken capillaries in the GTA, there are treatments available to help eliminate these eyesores and give you the flexibility to wear summertime apparel on the beach, at the pool, or for those outdoor dinner parties.
Canada MedLaser Clinics offer effective treatments for broken capillaries and spider veins. We use advanced laser technology to target broken capillaries on your face and visible spider veins on your legs. This safe and non-invasive treatment is completed in 15-30 minutes. Depending on the severity of the condition, most patients can have optimal results with 1-4 treatments. After treatment, you may experience temporary darkening with a “cat scratch” appearance which will fade within a week.