Sometimes known as spider or broken veins, thread veins are small clusters of tiny red veins that appear on the face and legs. They are completely harmless, but can leave people feeling self-conscious. Studies show that they can be more visibly ageing than lines and wrinkles, leading many people to take action.
Thread veins are typical on the nose and cheeks. Usually one appears as a red dot, but can sometimes cause redness to the surrounding skin, leaving you with rosy, flushed cheeks. As you age there becomes less collagen in your skin, leaving the skin thinner and veins appearing more visible. Hormonal changes, sun-damage, rosacea, alcohol, working outdoors and smoking can all also accentuate the appearance of thread veins.
IPL or laser treatment can quickly and effectively remove these by using heat to collapse the tiny veins on the ski surface.
Facial thread veins are the tiny vessels that are underneath our skin which can become damaged in extreme temperatures such as sitting in the sun or skiing. You may be more affected if you work outdoors a great deal e.g. builders or gardeners. Rosacea sufferers may also suffer from facial thread veins. These can be treated using IPL treatment usually requiring between 1 - 3 sessions a month apart.