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Causes of Broken Blood Vessels – update with news about their treatment
Broken blood vessels are easily noticed because they usually lie under a transparent layer of skin, so they are generally a cosmetic problem. Broken blood vessels are thin, red or purple veins, which are generally found on the nose, cheeks, or chin, but they may also appear on other parts of the body.
These vessels can be caused by aging, childbirth, pregnancy, birth control pills, sun damage, estrogen replacement therapy, and Rosacea. They can also be a result of minor trauma, such as bruises and bumps, which rupture the blood vessels. Broken blood vessels might result in minor pain upon contact, though it would be possible for them to go completely unnoticed if they weren’t so visibly prominent.
Two kinds of broken blood vessels are currently recognized. The first is bruising, which is fairly common and looks like a purplish welt. The second one is a blood spot that appears just under the skin, and looks like red spreading cells. Bruising is usually caused by some sort of trauma, but blood spots could be a result of medications, malnutrition, or some disease, as well a number of other things.
The most effective broken blood vessel treatment is the laser kind. Laser treatment is quick and does not damage the surrounding skin. So it is completely safe, and produces gradual results. Multiple treatments may be required for improvement of large veins. However, repair of small veins requires only one treatment. There are very few side effects from laser treatment, which may include temporary discoloration of the affected area. This may last 5 to 14 days, depending on which part of the body is affected, as well as the size of the vessel that was treated. There may also be redness, crusting, or blistering of the skin, but that should clear up within a few days. Sunscreen use is recommended on the treated area for optimum results. For more on laser treatment, read on..
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Blood Circulation13 Aug 2010|