Thread Veins and Spider Veins can be found on the legs and face, (usually on the cheeks and around or on the nose), and can become more common after mid-life when the skin becomes thinner and starts losing elasticity. However, people from young children right through to the elderly sometimes have them. There are many factors involved in developing Thread Veins including ageing, sun bathing, pregnancy, smoking, harsh weathers, energetic sports, weight problems, hormones and genetics. Rosacea is also a common reason for these veins.
Thread Veins are blood capillaries that have become permanently dilated – or occasionally broken near the surface of the skin. Normally, these tiny veins and blood vessels in the skin are invisible. However once permanently dilated, the blood is trapped and shows through as a red thread vein.
What causes Thread Veins? (Telangiectasia)
There are so many causes of unsightly Thread Veins, here is list of just a few of them:
Acne rosacea, Aging, Excessive alcohol, Allergies (such as hay fever), Birth marks, Chemotherapy, Circulatory disorders, Diabetes, Comedone extraction, Fragility of the skin, Hormones, Hereditary, Harsh exfoliation, High blood pressure, Menopause, Physical trauma, Pregnancy and childbirth, Rosacea, Smoking, Extreme temperature changes, Harsh weather, General wear and tear (such as spectacle wearing) and much more.
At the Grove IPL Clinic we use IPL and Advanced Electrolysis Techniques to close down these tiny blood vessels causing the thread veins to shrink and disappear. During a Advanced Electrolysis treatment a sterile disposable probe is inserted along the line of the capillary and a heat sensation is felt with minimal discomfort and trauma to the skin.
Angiomas or cherry moles are bright red and circular in shape and are benign. They can also be removed using Advanced Electrolysis.
Other minor skin conditions, which can be treated using this safe and effective technique, are Skin Tags and Milia.
We have over 20 Years Experience in this Advanced Technique