Broken Veins / Redness
Also known as Thread Veins, Spider Veins, Telangiectasia.
Broken veins / capillaries generally appear on the face, legs and sometimes the body. Dozens of tiny veins twist dilate and break, creating red or bruise-like spots on the face. But unlike bruises, broken capillaries don’t heal and disappear over time.
There are a number of factors that could lead to broken capillaries, the medical term for which is telangiectasia rosacea. The tiny veins just under the surface of the skin are delicate. Damaging these veins may cause them to dilate and break. Once broken, the veins can remain that way and may not constrict back to their normal thickness or repair themselves.
It’s not difficult to damage these veins, since they are just beneath the skin but some factors will exacerbate the problem such as treating skin harshly, squeezing, nose blowing, and excessive exposure to the sun. Other factors include: – medication, high blood pressure, genes, pregnancy and injuries can also lead to broken capillaries.
Not all causes of broken capillaries are preventable. They can sometimes accompany general rosacea, a skin condition that causes the face to become red and flushed. While rosacea outbreaks often have triggers, these triggers can be difficult to identify and are unique to each person who has the condition.
Broken capillaries sometimes become more prominent as you age, because your skin gets thinner and it becomes easier to see the veins. The condition is also hereditary. If your parents had problems with broken veins, you may experience them yourself.
Another possible cause is alcohol. Excessive consumption of alcohol over a long time can increase your blood pressure, causing the veins in your face to dilate. Repeated dilation may lock the veins in that position. The broken capillaries may also indicate liver damage. Usually this only occurs after many years of alcohol abuse.
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