Capillaries are the delicate, tiny veins under our skin. Their functions is to distribute blood to parts of our body. However, on some occasions, the pressure may cause our capillaries to break. This creates tiny red marks on our skin. This condition is called telangiectasia, or is commonly known as ruptured or broken capillaries.
Broken capillaries are often found on the cheeks or nose areas. Although it looks (and sounds) horrifying, it doesn’t cause harm to our body, except aesthetically. People with fair skin are more susceptible to broken veins than those with darker skin colors.
Broken capillaries are easily treated. But, we have to know what are the underlying cause to the problem before pursuing a treatment.