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Broken capillaries on face -- anyone?

Started 1368589083.853 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1368665877.5 by KatCat1

Does anyone have broken capillaries on their cheeks?

At first I thought my cheeks were just red but looking really close they are broken capillaries!

If you do have them, is there any specific skin care product that you use for it?

Do you know what causes them?

Funny I always had peaches and cream skin; wow, what a change

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imaclothes­hog1368590246.0122066 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006

You should ask a doctor what it is, it could be rosacea or just broken capillaries from birth control pills etc. They do have laser procedures you can get that remove the capillaries. It breaks them down and they just kind of go away.

also, I noticed I started having more of those when I was using the Clarisonic. I stopped using it. I think it was damaging my skin.

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

JBinRWC1368590615.498602 PostsRegistered 1/26/2008Northern CA

I had broken capillaries on my face - cheeks, chin, nose. I am not aware of skin care products that can treat them. Just concealer to cover them. I treated myself to laser treatment to get rid of them about 1-1/2 years ago. So happy I did it though it was a bit painful and I looked pretty awful for a few weeks after because of bruising. Read recently that they can be a result of sun damage. I know I spent too many hours in the sun without sunscreen years ago. I am always on the lookout for new broken capillaries and would do the laser treatment again if necessary. So happy to be rid of the heavy concealer route. Hope some other ladies have info. for you.

Peg551368590830.3131544 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

i have fair skin and have been very careful not to go into the sun. i even wear a hat to the beach.

could it be i got them when i was in the water at the pool? i did try to wear a hat though

PuppyBreath1368591507.49318676 PostsRegistered 1/10/2007Mn. Twins Fan

Mine are from having to take Prednisone. I would never use a Clarisonic.

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september1368591889.25317483 PostsRegistered 6/29/2007

I got rid of mine with laser treatments.

I occasionally use the Clarisonic Mia, but with the softest brush, and only with light pressure over each area of my face for about 5 seconds. I use the remaining time on the backs of my hands.

KatCat11368593195.37717190 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

Let's talk, Peg. Yes, I have them and hate them. I located a recipe using essential oils and carrier oils but I have not put it together yet but I plan to this weekend. Broken capillaries can come from age, smoking (so they say), and I believe if you use any harsh brush on your face, also the sun. I currently cover them up with concealer as much as I can because my capillaries decided to group together like they are having a picnic on my cheeks. I am exagerating a little. Just a few around the nose. I tried Vitamin K cream but I was allergic to it so now I am going to try the natural route. Hope it helps. I would be happy with the formula just fading the redness. There are some things about getting older that I really don't like.

KatCat11368593782.2517190 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011
On 5/14/2013 september said:

I got rid of mine with laser treatments.

I occasionally use the Clarisonic Mia, but with the softest brush, and only with light pressure over each area of my face for about 5 seconds. I use the remaining time on the backs of my hands.


I wish I could do laser treatments but they are expensive and I understand you have to have several because they come back. Is that true?

JBinRWC1368595383.988602 PostsRegistered 1/26/2008Northern CA
On 5/14/2013 KatCat1 said:
On 5/14/2013 september said:

I got rid of mine with laser treatments.

I occasionally use the Clarisonic Mia, but with the softest brush, and only with light pressure over each area of my face for about 5 seconds. I use the remaining time on the backs of my hands.


I wish I could do laser treatments but they are expensive and I understand you have to have several because they come back. Is that true?

Hello KatCat1! My dermatoligist charged me $250 to get rid of all of the broken capillaries on my face in December 2011. One treatment took care of all I had and they were on my nose, cheeks and chin as previously reported. I use a Clarisonic almost every day and have not had any additional broken capillaries surface since the laser treatment. I used birth control pills, did smoke for some time, did not use sunscreen for years, and I am 63 years old now. So, not sure what caused those I had but that one treatment fixed them all and no new ones have developed since.

KatCat11368597785.2417190 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011
On 5/14/2013 JBinRWC said:
On 5/14/2013 KatCat1 said:
On 5/14/2013 september said:

I got rid of mine with laser treatments.

I occasionally use the Clarisonic Mia, but with the softest brush, and only with light pressure over each area of my face for about 5 seconds. I use the remaining time on the backs of my hands.


I wish I could do laser treatments but they are expensive and I understand you have to have several because they come back. Is that true?

Hello KatCat1! My dermatoligist charged me $250 to get rid of all of the broken capillaries on my face in December 2011. One treatment took care of all I had and they were on my nose, cheeks and chin as previously reported. I use a Clarisonic almost every day and have not had any additional broken capillaries surface since the laser treatment. I used birth control pills, did smoke for some time, did not use sunscreen for years, and I am 63 years old now. So, not sure what caused those I had but that one treatment fixed them all and no new ones have developed since.


Maybe I need to find another Dermatologist. Thank you, JB for letting me know how it worked out for you and the cost. I do appreciate it. $250 I can afford. My Derm. told me $600 or $700 a treatment. It might depend also on what part of the country you live in and what state. Did you experience any redness afterward? I need to look into this further. Kat

luvpoos1368613326.536039 PostsRegistered 5/3/2006Kingston Ma

I have those darn things too on my cheeks and around nose area. I just use concealer, it works ok. I used a scrub a few weeks ago and I swear now I have more. That's why I didn't buy the Mia. Too afraid would cause more.

you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, well you just might find, that you get what you need...The Rolling Stones

KatCat11368620823.76717190 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011
On 5/15/2013 luvpoos said:

I have those darn things too on my cheeks and around nose area. I just use concealer, it works ok. I used a scrub a few weeks ago and I swear now I have more. That's why I didn't buy the Mia. Too afraid would cause more.


luvpoos, I am afraid of using a brush on my face too.

smhr1368621565.0933822 PostsRegistered 1/16/2012laid back and mellow town USA

Laser is the only way to get rid of them. Contact a local derm in your area for a quote. I'm thinking, my derm charges around $300.00 to remove them, but there is a possibility they will come back.

Nona of Fi­ve1368633092.12247 PostsRegistered 6/21/2012

I also had laser. It was fairly inexpensive ($300.00) but it worked beautifully. I have always had a "red" face but after two treatments the redness is gone. It has lasted for over two years but I am soooo careful about sunscreen. I will definitely do it again if they come back.

HappyVal1368650260.337644 PostsRegistered 6/9/2011

Don't forget that alcohol in the bloodstream causes capillaries to expand and sometimes burst. If I drink wine my face flushes very easily, and I have some broken capillaries that I think have come from that. I did have a laser treatment about 10 years ago, but can't say that it helped much. Maybe technology has improved. I just use concealer, and mine haven't gotten any worse since I first noticed them 10-11 years ago. I also rarely drink wine any more.

Sabatini21368650379.2573034 PostsRegistered 11/13/2010
On 5/14/2013 september said:

I got rid of mine with laser treatments.

I occasionally use the Clarisonic Mia, but with the softest brush, and only with light pressure over each area of my face for about 5 seconds. I use the remaining time on the backs of my hands.

So did I, many years ago. If I ever get any more, I won't hesitate to zap 'em again.

Dazlin1368656544.07875 PostsRegistered 3/16/2007FL

My Derm said I can use the Clarasonic (she loves it). I have broken caps too, and very fair skin. Dr. said, NOT to press or scrb with brush. I got the Mia last week, and use it gently. It's pre-set for 1 minute. So far, I like it.

ChynnaBlue1368661891.5835395 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012
On 5/14/2013 PuppyBreath said:

Mine are from having to take Prednisone.

I love how effective Prednisone is, but I hate the many side effects. Is just tears you up in so many ways. :(

KatCat11368665877.517190 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011
On 5/15/2013 ChynnaBlue said:
On 5/14/2013 PuppyBreath said:

Mine are from having to take Prednisone.

I love how effective Prednisone is, but I hate the many side effects. Is just tears you up in so many ways. :(

I have to take Predninsone everyday and that will probably never change. I only take 5 mg but when I have a flare up (I have RA), I go on 50 mg and taper down by 10 each day. I never thought that drug could do that. Thanks for posting.

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