Thread Veins

Removal of facial thread veins

Look at the results above! Those red angry squiggles are all but gone. Leaving a clearer fresher complexion. If you are looking for the removal of facial thread veins you came to the right place!



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What are thread veins?

Facial redness can be caused by tiny thin ‘thread’ veins on the surface of the skin.  Thread veins, also known as ‘spider’ or ‘broken’ capillaries or telangiectasias, are a common problem that affects all age groups of men and women, particularly around the nose and cheek areas.

Tiny blood vessels (under 0.2mm in diameter) usually look red. Some people call these broken capillaries. Sometimes a network of these vessels has formed. Sometimes they are so small you cannot see with the naked eye and just looks red or purple in colour. It can also be confused with other conditions like acne and Rosacea.

What causes thread veins?

The skin has countless tiny blood vessels running through it. Supplying vital nutrients and oxygen to your skin. It's damage to these tiny vessels that leads to thread veins.

Whilst there’s no clear scientific cause of thread veins, they develop as we age and our blood vessels become less elastic. We know that collagen plays a part in maintaining these tiny vessels.

Hormonal changes, including pregnancy and menopause, are also contributing factors to thread veins.

Other causes can be genetic conditions like hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasias, exfoliating too much and using steroid cream on your face for too long.

Thread veins can also be a side effect of other skin conditions like acne, scarring (either accidental or from an operation) and can be a side effect of Rosacea

Thread vein treatments

We will always need to do an initial consultation, to see what options are available. There may be a combination of treatments and products available. If you are suitable we have a really effective treatment for you!

Advanced electrolysis

Advanced electrolysis is a comfortable and effective treatment that can be used for the removal of facial thread veins. It uses a small current of energy that treats the specific area. A course of treatment is usually required, depending on the size of the area. Check out our Advanced Skin Treatments page for more information.