Chronic facial redness, broken capillaries and rosacea is a common condition that affects 1 in 20 people.

Naturally, some capillary problems and pigmentation issues can be somewhat minimised by taking on a few healthy habits. However, not all of these issues can be solved or avoided with the help of natural remedies alone.

For the issues that need treatment, Victoria’s Cosmedi Spa offers intense pulsed light, laser and radio frequency for treatment of broken capillaries, rosacea and other facial redness complications.

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The following article touches on the difference between broken capillaries and rosacea, explaining how modern technology and expertise at Victoria’s Clinic can help resolve your condition.

We will also touch on different methods to help you keep your skin clear of these conditions with a couple of natural methods that may be able to help relieve your symptoms and future problems.

Broken Capillaries

Capillaries on the facial area are tiny, delicate veins that sit just under the skin. When the walls of the veins narrow and widen suddenly, the veins can become broken. Often times the ruptured blood vessels cannot repair themselves and consequently remain on the surface of the skin.

There are a number of different factors that could potentially lead to broken capillaries, including:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Sun exposure
  • Weak vessel walls
  • Trauma to the area
  • Poor circulatory health
  • Medical conditions  such as rosacea

Broken capillaries are visible on the face and nose and are more likely to affect people with light complexions.

Natural prevention methods

After you treat your veins here at Victoria’s Clinic with the appropriate method suggested by our professionals, it’s important you take measures to reduce the risk of future problems.

You may be able to prevent them or reduce facial redness and broken veins by examining your lifestyle and diet. The health of your veins could benefit from one or more of the following changes:

  • Ensuring your diet is vitamin rich

Eating foods that are rich in vitamin B6 can help improve your immune system as it helps support cellular growth. Also vitamin C, K and E are also thought to contribute to healthy circulation and reduction of redness.

  • Practicing healthy habits

Although smoking isn’t a direct cause of broken capillaries, it can compromise your circulatory health. Smoking has an oxidising effect on your cells and can contribute to the deterioration of your heart and arteries. When blood vessels weaken, it can cause them to rupture and become noticeable to the naked eye.

If you are a smoker who ceases the habit, the health of your circulatory system will generally improve. This makes it less likely for new broken capillaries to develop in future.


Rosacea, on the other hand, is an inflammatory skin condition that is often mistaken for a skin allergy. If left untreated rosacea can worsen with time, resulting in bumps that give the appearance of acne or eczema.

Although it isn’t exactly understood what could lead to rosacea, it is thought to be linked to one or more of the following factors:

  • Abnormalities in facial blood vessels
  • Complexion
  • Genetics
  • Anxiety

There are also a handful of triggers such as heat and stress that can cause rosacea. The key is to treat the rosacea before it worsens and to take steps to minimise the chances of being exposed to triggers.

Natural prevention methods

Because rosacea differs greatly from person to person, it’s difficult to narrow down a general remedy that can solve the condition. If you have rosacea, it could be displayed in any of the following symptoms or signs:

  • Redness or flushing
  • Bumps and pimples
  • Thickening of the skin

Ultimately the best way to avoid rosacea is to pinpoint your triggers. Whether you have mild rosacea such as occasional flushing or redness during workouts, or if your condition is ever present on the surface of your skin, your treatment needs may vary considerably.

We also offer skincare (ZO Skin Health Australia & La Roche Posay) which can help in the appearance and prevention of further rosacea. When you come for an appointment our staff will be able to advise you which products would be best.

The best way to find out how to treat your concerns would be to book an appointment with Victoria’s Cosmedi Spa.

How Victoria’s can provide a solution

With Dr Julie Ostberg (our Cosmetic Physician), Anne Talbot (our registered nurse) and our team of professionals, we can work together to find the perfect solution to suit your individual needs.

Having broken capillaries and facial redness can be a difficult time for both men and women. To find out more about how Victoria’s Cosmedi Spa can provide the right information and treatment for you, book a consultation today. 

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