Broken Blood Vessels

Broken blood vessels on the face (telangiectasis) and small spider veins can be caused by medical conditions, heredity, and most commonly, sun exposure. They may occur in the context of rosacea. The redness caused by these broken blood vessels can be aggravated by a wide variety of triggers such as heat, alcohol, tobacco and sun.


At Pure Dermatology, Dr. Holcomb provides comprehensive options for prevention and treatment of broken blood vessels and spider veins. These include medical grade skincare, prescription medications, chemical peels, and laser devices. Since it is difficult to hide redness and broken blood vessels with makeup, treatment can erase years off of your appearance.


Excel V: Dr. Holcomb has over 5 years of experience with this device, which is the most powerful laser available to treat broken blood vessels and spider veins. This treatment is very tolerable but can cause some swelling for a few days afterwards. Most patients need 2-5 treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart, depending on the severity of your redness and availability for a little downtime. Treatment costs ranges from $150-$350 per treatment depending on the area treated.


Excel V also treats the following:


  • Pigmented lesions or brown spots
  • Spider veins
  • Telangiectasis
  • Leg Veins
  • Diffuse redness
  • Cherry angiomas


Laser Genesis: This alternative setting on the Excel V is for patients who cannot afford any downtime. It works in a series to combat redness, uneven texture, and help reverse aging in a slow, subtle, natural way. It continues to help the skin’s appearance even after the series is complete. A series of 5 treatments is $1100 or sessions are $275 each.


Chemical peels: At Pure Dermatology, we offer a number of peels that are safe and effective for redness and rosacea. Superficial peels often cause minimal dryness to a few days of peeling. The cost of superficial peels starts at $125 each or they can be purchased as a package of 5 for $500.


Pure Derm Party Prep: Glow for 2-5 days after this anti-inflammatory no downtime, combination treatment which freshens skin, reduces the appearance of pores, and causes a tightened feeling. Cost: $250 or 5 for $1000 Can be repeated safely every 2 weeks.