Thread Veins Causes and Treatments

Have you developed a small cluster or network of red vessels on your cheeks and nose? This condition is commonly referred to as thread veins. Here we talk about thread veins causes and treatments.

Scientifically, however, thread veins aka telangiectasia, is a condition characterized by tiny blood vessels that run proximally to the skin surface with a purplish or red appearance. Thread veins are also commonly known as spider veins or broken veins.

Who Is Susceptible To Thread Veins

Spider veins affect nearly all of us. More specifically, the condition affects nearly one in every five women who are in their 20’s. This value apparently doubles for women in their 40’s, and the older we get, the higher the risks of getting developing thread veins.

Nearly all adults over the age of 70 will have some forms of thread veins. Therefore, it is imperative to start treating the condition at its onset instead of waiting for it to develop and become more difficult to treat.

What Causes Thread Veins?

Although there is no obvious cause for this condition, it tends to manifest with age. This is when your blood vessels and your skin become less elastic.

The development of thread veins has been heavily linked to pregnancy and menopause hormones and hence the reason for the prevalence of the condition in women more than in men.

Hereditary factors can also lead to thread veins in addition to sunbathing, topical corticosteroid use, prolonged exposure to extreme windy or cold conditions, radiotherapy, and sauna therapy. Other factors such as occupation, obesity, and liver disease have not been directly linked to the development of thread veins, but they have been shown to aggravate the condition once you get it.

How Can You Treat Thread Veins?

Thread veins are most commonly visible in the face where they are prevalent on the nose or the cheeks. These tiny spider-like threads can also be seen on the ears and the chin. Although harmless, this condition can negatively affect your self-esteem when it develops to cover large parts of your face. This is why it is advisable to seek treatment for broken or thread veins.

Several treatments are provided for thread veins. The three commonly known treatments are sclerotherapy, laser treatment, and surgery.

It is now very easy to treat thread veins, thanks to Skin by Dr Caroline’s advanced Thermavein facial thread vein removal system. 

The ThermaVein facial telangiectasia removal is a quick and efficient system. The treatment makes use of high-frequency bursts that are passed through a tiny needle. The generated current then seals off the spider vein allowing the body to get rid of it naturally.

Thread veins are a common condition that many of us leave untreated. Skin by Dr Caroline is the leading skin clinic in Hertfordshire for the removal of facial thread veins using Thermavein. It is quick, affordable, and has minimal after-effects. More than 1 treatment may be required for effective clearance of the thread veins, but this would all be discussed at the consultation and treatment session.

To book your consultation now, call 01707662477 and talk to one of our friendly Front of House team.

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