How to Diminish Broken Capillaries & Spider Veins

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How to Diminish Broken Capillaries & Spider Veins
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Overexposure to harsh elements (like the sun or cold water) can cause the appearance of broken blood capillaries generally on the face and the legs. Broken capillaries are often referred to as spider veins because of their dark, unsightly treelike look. Not only do they look bad, they can be difficult to diminish or get rid of. While there are over-the-counter medications available for this problem, a dermatologist will be better able to determine what medications can be taken for each individual condition.

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    Use cream remedies to diminish the severity of the skin condition. In a study conducted by The Vein Treatment Center, most creams that promise to diminish or cure spider veins and broken capillaries fail. However, The Vein Treatment Center does encourage the use of Avon's Anew Spider Vein Therapy. The VTC did a study of several different cream remedies and the Avon product diminished broken capillaries in less than 10 weeks.

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    Apply homemade remedies to the affected areas. For broken capillaries apply a homemade mask onto the face. Mix 1/4 cup of rose oil or crush chamomile tea in with the facial moisturiser of your choice. Allow the facial masks to set for the night.

    Diminish both with apple cider vinegar (apply it to the skin twice daily) or combine rose, palmarosa or parsley oil into a mix with virgin coconut oil. Apply it to affected areas for three to four weeks twice daily.

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    Undergo a medical procedure that will address the problem. According to The Vein Treatment Center, injection treatments can irrigate the problem vein and cause it to close down. Laser treatments are also available depending on the severity of the outbreak.

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