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    Old 09-30-2003, 08:36 PM   #1
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    Post Broken blood vessels on cheeks

    I have several broken blood vessles on each cheek. They are very small, but noticeable thin red cracked lines. I am assuming they are from years of heavy drinking (although I am only 32 and I have seen heavier older drinkers with none), but not certain. I saw a derm. and he said I had rosacea, but the redness in the checks is down, but the blood vessels are not going away, nor do I expect them to. Is there anything I can do? Cover-ups, medication or surgery, or do I have this forever?

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    Old 10-01-2003, 12:28 AM   #2
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    Hi- Alcohol can cause rosacea to flare up- it's a trigger. Broken blood vessels occur with rosacea that's a little more advanced. A good coverstick can cover it up. I've heard something about laser surgery being good to remove the appearance of broken blood vessels. Check with your doctor to be sure.

    Old 10-01-2003, 05:49 PM   #3
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    I have the same thing. They are broken capillaries. My dermatologist treated them with a hot electric needle (ouchy). She "jabbed" each little vein and this was supposed to "seal" the vein. I went three times six weeks apart and it took that many times for them to go away. That was about 3 years ago and they are now starting to come back. I have thin skin -- not a big drinker, don't smoke. I think some people are just more prone to this. I think laser would take care of it too. Also I have heard Vitamin K. Mine are not too bad right now. I'll wait until foundation can't cover them, then have the procedure done again. Good luck.


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