Facial Thread Vein Removal

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Facial Thread Vein Removal

Do I have facial thread veins?

Facial thread veins, or spider veins will present themselves as a small gathering of fine lines that can look red, blue or purple in colour. They are commonly found on the face and legs, but can develop anywhere on the body. Broken blood vessels on the face can develop in anyone at any age, but some people may have a higher chance of developing them than others.

Do spider veins go away naturally?

Yes, they can resolve and disappear on their own, but this depends on the cause of them appearing in the first place.

What causes spider veins to appear?

Some causes of broken blood vessels on the face include:

  • Genes: People whose family members experience spider veins are more likely to have them, too.
  • Sun exposure: Sun damage can enlarge the blood vessels and draw them closer to the skin.
  • Changes in weather: Drastic changes in the weather may affect the circulation in the body, causing the skin in the face to flush. The blood vessels may burst, causing a spider vein.
  • Changes in pressure: Sudden, extreme changes in pressure may cause small broken blood vessels to appear. An exceptionally hard sneeze or vomiting can cause this change in pressure.
  • Pregnancy: Hormonal changes during pregnancy may also cause broken blood vessels. Pregnancy-related spider veins usually disappear after giving birth.
  • Environmental irritants: Exposure to certain chemicals or environmental pollutants may damage the skin and make blood vessels more visible.
  • Rosacea: This is a common condition that causes the skin to become flushed and red due to enlarged veins. People with rosacea often experience spider veins.
  • Alcohol consumption: Alcohol can dilate the blood vessels temporarily. Frequent alcohol consumption may lead to longer-lasting broken blood vessels and redness on the face.
  • Injuries: Head injuries that cause bruising may also cause broken blood vessels. In this case, the blood vessels will often heal as the bruise does.

How can I remove my facial thread veins?

Facial thread veins can be removed with a variety of different treatments, such as diathermy, IPL and Laser. We offer diathermy and laser here at The Sugar Box Clinic, however, the most  effective method is laser.

Why is laser more effective for facial thread veins than diathermy?

Laser is more effective than diathermy, because the likelihood of targetting the laser is significantly higher, than the tip of a fine diathermy needle touching the thread of a vein. Think of it like threading a piece of cotton through the eye of a needle. Whereas the laser beam is wider than the tip of the needle and is far better and more likely to target the vein.

Why is laser more effective than IPL?

IPL can be effective on facial threads veins, as it contains a wavelength of light that will target the vein. However, it also contains other wavelengths of light that aren’t necessary for the treatment. In comparison, laser contains one targeted wavelength of light and is highly effective at treating facial thread veins. The laser light is directed at the unwanted veins, causing them to heat up extremely quickly; they then break down and collapse in on themselves. The process is called photothermolysis.

Our state-of-the-art lasers eliminate only the unwanted red veins and the treatment doesn’t affect surrounding skin, leaving you with healthy and clear skin.

Laser treatments offer a safe, fast and proven way of minimising facial thread veins.

To book yourself in for a test patch, head to our online booking page: http://sugarboxclinic.co.uk/online-booking/