What are facial thread veins?

amazing facial thread vein reduction treatment in Reading Berkshire

Also commonly referred to as spider veins, thread veins are commonly found on the face and legs. However, they can appear anywhere on your body. These veins can develop in anyone at any age. Veins can be treated quickly and effectively. Facial thread veins can affect your confidence if left untreated. Rarely, thread veins can be a sign of an underlying medical condition and you will gain more effective results when treated early. Thread vein reduction is now effective, affordable and available in Reading, Berkshire.

These are tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of your skin.  Facial thread veins look like thin red or occasionally purple or blue lines. They appear when blood vessels become enlarged. The medical term for them is telangiectasia.

What are the causes of thread veins on your face?

Several common causes including overexposure to the sun, significant barometric pressure changes,  excessive alcohol consumption and major hormone changes such as pregnancy. People with rosacea often find they suffer from facial thread veins as well.

How does laser treatment for thread veins reduction work?

Thread vein reduction at Reading Cosmetic Laser in Caversham, Reading, Berkshire

Cosmetic laser treatment is a safe, effective way to reduce thread veins. The cosmetic laser energy is directed at the veins causing them to heat up extremely fast. This heat will cause the vein to break down and collapse in on itself which may present as some bruising on the skin’s surface. The damaged thread vein slowly dissolves and is reabsorbed through the body’s natural immune system, leaving the skin smooth and clear. Thread vein reduction is now fast and effective

This is dependant on each individuals needs and wants. This is why our clients attend a consultation and patch test with our laser technician who will create an individual treatment plan for you, and answer all your questions. The Reading Cosmetic Laser clinical team typically recommend to start with a course of 6, however the amount of treatments needed may differ from person to person. Most treatments occur at 4 week intervals, but again this can be tailored to your needs.

 If you would like to find out more please contact us at Reading Cosmetic Laser, and we would be delighted to answer any questions you have about thread vein reduction.