Thread veins are tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin, they look like thin red or occasionally purple or blue lines. The medical term for these thread veins (spider veins) on the nose and cheeks is facial telangiectasia. Thread veins on the face respond well to laser treatment, although veins on the legs also usually respond better sclerotherapy.
The most common causes of thread veins include:
Over exposure to the sun.
Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking.
How can you treat thread veins?
We use the Ellipse Sirius which offers a unique Selected Waveband Technology which is a narrowband spectrum of light which is emitted over the surface of the skin to achieve variable treatment solutions. The treatment uses short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light that are directed at the skin.
The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobin in the blood in your problem vessels. The light is converted to heat, which destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein, causing the veins to gradually disappear, after treatment. We recommend three treatments with an interval of four weeks between treatments. Prior to your first treatment we will ask you to book a consultation where you will complete a consultation form and have a patch test to ensure you are suitable for the treatment.
You no longer need to be embarrassed by thread veins on your face, we have had great results with our laser treatment. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to book a treatment.