In many cases, general rosacea can be accompanied by the appearance of spider veins (or facial veins). Known by the medical term telangiectasia, these broken capillaries can appear anywhere on your face. While generally considered harmless, many patients choose to address them for cosmetic reasons. They develop due to a venous deficiency and have been linked to high blood pressure and obesity. This deficiency can also be caused by non-medical factors, such as excessive sun exposure and rubbing or washing your face too hard. They can become more prominent as you get older.

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Treatment options

Laser Removal

In laser treatment, a high precision beam is used to treat these vascular targets. More than one treatment is generally needed. A topical anaesthetic may be used to ensure your comfort.

IPL Photorejuvenation

Short for intense, pulsed light, this non-invasive treatment improves the appearance of photo-aged skin, removes age spots, benign brown pigments and redness caused by broken capillaries.

Minor surgery

Ask your doctor for more information about this option.

Facial Veins