The manifestation of a red spot or blood spot or bruise on the face is an indication of a popped blood vessel on the face. We don’t think much when we see red spots on our faces, but something is happening underneath. If a blood vessel is blocked, the force of the moving blood keeps on pushing, and the build-up of the pressure makes the blood vessel pop.
Causes Of Popped Blood Vessel On Face
A popped blood vessel can be caused by any number of reasons such as:
- Blood vessel disease, which leads to lack of circulating blood to the farthest parts of the body like the hands and feet, so they don’t receive enough oxygen.
- Obstruction along the vessel line. The vessel stretches too much, so it pops and the blood spills/ flows beneath the surface of the skin.
- Poor circulation
- Minor trauma: bumps, bangs, bruises
- Skin aging, wherein skin is less flexible
- Medications, or even overuse of steroids
- Environmental changes
- Acne rosacea
- Venous hypertension
Treatment For Popped Blood Vessel On Face
- To stop popped blood vessels from recurring, a change in diet is called for: one that works against high blood pressure and other blood and blood vessel ailments
- Cardiovascular exercise
- Loose clothing to promote circulation
- High blood pressure and cholesterol remedies
- Anti-clotting drugs: pentoxifylline or aspirin but not if it’s caused by BVD
- Applying pressure or cold compress to the area
- Your dermatologist can inject medicine into the area to shrink the broken blood vessel
- Laser treatment
- Take ginger or garlic regularly