How to Fix Broken Capillaries

Broken capillaries, also known as varicose veins, are a dermatological condition often found on the legs. They are characterized by veins that bulge above the skin, creating twisting patterns of easily visible veins. This condition affects 50 percent of those over 50 years old, and tends to affect women more than men. Several different treatment methods are available to treat broken capillaries.

Ask your doctor about sclerotherapy. This option involves injecting a solution directly into the varicose veins. Your physician uses a tiny needle to inject the sclerosing solution into the veins; the solution irritates the wall of the veins, causing temporary swelling. Soon the vein atrophies and becomes mild scar tissue that soon dissolves. This is a popular option because it is minimally invasive and highly effective.

Ask if your physician if you qualify for an ambulatory phlebectomy. This procedure is more drastic than sclerotherapy and is more appropriate for especially large varicose veins. The physician makes small incisions in the skin, snips the veins into segments, and slides the veins out of the skin perforations. Following the procedure, you should wear tight stockings for a week or two to compress the remaining blood vessels; this is important for a full recovery.

Consider the most modern treatment option, endovenous ablation. This procedure, also simply called “varicose vein treatment,” is the most modern option for broken capillary therapy. A catheter is inserted into an affected vein, through which the physician slides a tiny radiofrequency device. Once the device is in the optimal location, heat is emitted in the direction of the broken capillary. This heat causes the vein to close up, eventually scarring and shrinking. Though the method is different, the end result is similar to sclerotherapy.

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