Broken Blood Vessels

Condition Summary:

Broken blood vessels occur when tiny blood vessels under the skin break and cause red or purple marks on the skin. They happen due to sudden extreme changes in pressure. These marks aren’t usually harmful but can bother some people because of how they look.



change in pressure, hormones, injury, sneezing or coughing


Treatments Explained:

Treatment plans for broken blood vessels are tailored to individual needs. A provider considers factors like the cause and extent of the broken vessels. They might suggest treatments such as laser treatments, which use focused light to help the vessels fade over time. Consulting with a healthcare professional will help determine the most appropriate course of action.