With summer upon us, many people are ready to spend a week or fortnight on the beach. As a result, many females like to wear less make up and less clothes. One of the major concerns, of doing this, however, is that less facial gloss and fewer clothes can expose thread veins.
What are thread veins?
Thread veins are red and purple blood vessels that occur in patches on the legs and face.
Why do they occur?
We do not know exactly why some people get thread veins. They often occur in women so they may be related to the hormone oestrogen. In some people they appear at the site of previous operations or insect bites.
How are they treated?
There are several options including lasertherapy and or sclerotherapy. Electrolysis is also used but this is far less popular now that laser treatment is widely available. Lasertherapy uses brief pulses of laser light to destroy smaller blood vessels.
Bigger veins may require sclerotherapy. This treatment uses a tiny needle to inject a solution (scelerosant) that causes microscopic damage to the cells lining the vein. The vein gradually shrinks and disappears over a period of about eight weeks.
What about treatment to thread veins on the face?
Laser can treat the very fine veins that can appear on the nose, cheeks and chin and it's usually very successful. Often thread veins on the face are part of a condition called rosacea and additionally medication may be needed to control the problem.
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