What is it and what is the cause?
Sometimes known as spider or broken veins, thread veins are small clusters of tiny red veins that appear on the face and legs. They are completely harmless, but can leave people feeling self-conscious. Studies show that thread veins can be more visibly ageing than lines and wrinkles, leading many people to take action, many men included.
Thread veins are typical on the nose and cheeks. Usually one appears as a red dot, but can sometimes cause redness to the surrounding skin, leaving you with rosy, flushed cheeks. As you age there becomes less collagen in your skin, leaving the skin thinner and veins appearing more visible. Hormonal changes, sun-damage, rosacea, alcohol, working outdoors and smoking can all also accentuate the appearance of thread veins.
IPL or laser treatment can quickly and effectively remove these by using heat to collapse the tiny veins on the ski surface. Cost depends on the size of the area from £50-£150 per session. 1-3 sessions usually required one month apart.