Broken Capillaries

Hamilton Cosmetic Dermatology can effectively shrink or eliminate broken blood vessels for good.

Broken capillaries are dilated blood vessels just beneath the skin’s surface that are caused by a number of things including skin trauma, long-term sun damage, exposure to extreme temperatures, alcohol consumption, genetics, or rosacea. They are commonly known as spider veins because they appear as thin red or purple lines that spread out in a web-shaped form. They can emerge anywhere on the body but are most noticeable on the face and legs.

Broken capillaries are harmless but can make people feel self-conscious if left untreated. At Hamilton Cosmetic Dermatology, we offer two laser options to effectively shrink or eliminate broken blood vessels for good.

Hamilton Cosmetic Dermatology offers these treatment options for broken capillaries:

Excel V™ Plus Laser

This is the gold standard laser for treating vascular lesions, such as spider veins and other vascular marks. The Excel V™ Plus Laser technology delivers high-power pulses of light energy that target abnormal blood vessels. Once the broken capillaries are eliminated, your skin will return to its natural colour and tone. The Excel V™ Plus Laser has a dual wavelength that heats the upper dermis while also cooling the skin, making it the most comfortable laser treatment on the market.

Laser Genesis™

Laser Genesis™ skin therapy is a non-invasive technology that gently heats the upper layer of the skin targeting broken blood vessels that are causing redness or veins to appear. The laser shrinks the dilated blood vessels and stimulates collagen production. Smaller capillaries will disappear right away while others will fade over time, leaving you with smooth, even-toned skin.