The appearance of veins and discoloration on the skin can occur due to broken blood vessels. Though they sound dangerous, these vessels are mostly cosmetic and only affect the appearance of your skin. For some, this can still be a problem and cause a lack of confidence. At McLean & Potomac Dermatology, we offer Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments to address these and other hyperpigmentation issues. Treatments are safe, non-invasive, and can get you the beautiful skin you deserve. Schedule in McLean or Potomac to learn more today.

Close-up photo of broken blood vessels on a person's skin

What Are The Causes?

Broken blood vessels can develop as sites of trauma to the skin or excessive sun exposure. A tendency to have inflammatory skin conditions, such as rosacea, may also result in pigmentation issues. While harmless, this cosmetic concern does not resolve independently, and their appearance can worsen with excessive sun exposure.

How Do We Address Broken Blood Vessels?

The appearance of broken blood vessels can be improved with elective (cosmetic) procedures. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and/or electrodesiccation treatments can improve the appearance of this unwanted pigmentation. The size, body location, and severity of this cosmetic concern will determine the more effective treatment.

What to Expect From Treatment

Multiple treatments with our IPL device may be necessary to resolve your skin’s appearance, depending on the issue’s size and severity. These treatments may cause temporary bruising or crusting of the skin for 7-10 days. Therefore, it is recommended that these treatments be scheduled when such downtime can be tolerated.

Find Treatments for Broken Blood Vessels in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD

Do you have visible blood vessels that you’d prefer to live without? If so, we can help. We offer non-invasive IPL treatments to address a range of skin irregularities and get you the look you deserve. Get in touch with one of our locations today to learn more about this and our other treatment options.

You can reach us by messaging us through the Klara app on this website or giving us a call at (703) 356-5111.

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