Thread veins, also referred to as ‘spider veins’ or ‘broken veins’, and smaller broken capillaries are small blood vessels present below the skin surface, within the dermis, which have become dilated and visible. They result in a flushed, or reddened complexion. Thread veins are very common, affecting around 80% of adults at some point in their life.
They may be caused by a variety of reasons including our environment and lifestyle, hereditary, hormones, friction and trauma, and certain medical conditions including circulatory disorders and pregnancy. They are best treated with IPL’s or lasers which induce a thermos-coagulation effect on the blood vessels and ultimately result in the collapse and elimination of the unwanted structures.
Contact the clinic for a consultation with our experienced laser therapist.