Blood Vessels

Visible blood vessels can cause an aesthetically bothersome appearance that you may wish to treat.

What are Blood Vessels?

Visible blood vessels, also known as spider veins or broken capillaries, appear when the blood that normally flows in and out of the tiny vessels just beneath our skin’s surface pools, causing the vessels to become dilated. This results in small clusters of tiny capillaries—which can appear red, blue, or even green or purple—becoming visible beneath the skin. Broken capillaries are extremely common, and most of us will experience them to some degree throughout our lives, but that doesn’t make them any less bothersome.


Symptoms of Blood Vessels

Blood vessels are usually harmless, but many find them aesthetically bothersome. They most commonly occur on the nose, cheeks, chin, neck, and legs. These veins and vessels may be triggered by hereditary or genetic factors, underlying conditions such as rosacea, the natural aging process, sun exposure, facial injuries, or surgeries.
There are safe and effective treatment options available at Skin Science Dermatology for the management and control of blood vessels. A thorough consultation with Dr. Geeta Yadav, a highly skilled dermatologist, will determine the blood vessel treatment best suited to your unique condition.

Blood Vessel Treatment Options


BroadBand Light uses short blasts of high-intensity light to gently heat the upper layers of your skin to treat sun damage, vascular issues, pigment irregularities, and acne. Learn More

Topical Treatment

Topical treatments for rosacea can effectively manage the inflammatory symptoms associated with this condition on an ongoing basis. This may include a combination of medical-grade skincare and prescription topical agents. Book a consultation with us to learn more about this option.


Following application of a local or topical anesthetic, electrocautery uses heat dispensed through a fine needle-like tip to cauterize broken blood vessels, causing them to disappear. This is a safe procedure that typically does not leave a scar.

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