What causes thread veins and how to eliminate them
Thread veins are small, dilated blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin and are highly visible. They look like fine red or purple lines and most often appear on the face and the legs. Also known as ‘spider’’ veins, the medical term for them is telangiectasia and they occur in roughly 50% of all adults in Western countries.
Thread veins are an unwelcome and unsightly addition to any face and can leave sufferers looking older than they are, as well as permanently flushed.
Whilst they’re not particularly attractive, thread veins aren’t dangerous, but they do tend to become larger and increase in number over time.
We’ve compiled a list of the best treatments available for thread veins:
What causes them?
Whilst there’s no obvious cause of thread veins, they develop as we age and our blood vessels become less elastic. In addition to this, hormonal changes that occur throughout pregnancy and menopause are also a contributing factor, and it’s for this reason that women are more prone to them than men. A tendency to get thread veins can also run in families.
This is one of the most effective and quickest ways to get rid of age spots, sun spots, freckles, wrinkles, birthmarks and broken blood vessels. It can also improve uneven complexions, Rosacea and redness due to flushing and broken capillaries, by using the fourth generation IPL which incorporated Advanced Fluorescence Technology pulsed light for effective skin rejuvenation.
The results are a smoother texture of the skin, an evener skin tone in addition to younger and more attractive skin.
How does it work?
The light is able to penetrate the sub-surface skin layers without damaging the skin and then this light is absorbed by the blood vessels or pigmentation. Overall skin tone is improved dramatically.
Where can it be used?
The treatments are non-invasive with minimal discomfort during treatment and minimal downtime for rejuvenation of the face, neck, décolletage and hands.