Broken capillaries are the small red veins that can commonly be seen around the nose and cheeks. Essentially, they are capillaries that have become permanently dilated. They can be a result of frequent sun exposure, excessive exfoliation and underlying causes such as rosacea.
Broken capillaries will generally not disappear on their own. Diligence with sunscreen and not picking/aggravating areas may help to prevent these appearing in the future.
IPL skin rejuvenation may be used as a targeted treatment to reduce the appearance of broken capillaries.