Facial Thread Veins
Facial thread veins are tiny blood vessels, which run close to the surface of the skin. They have very thin walls, which constantly dilate and constrict.
As we age, these vessels lose their elasticity and can become permanently dilated. They are not broken capillaries but permanently dilated or swollen capillaries.
They are also known as spider veins, broken veins, campbell d'morgan spots or telangiectasia. They can also be associated with rosacea, a skin disorder associated with dilated, swollen capillaries and damaged barrier function of the skin.
There are numerous causes including: ageing, sun damage, hereditary, pregnancy, the rubbing of spectacles, temperature extremes, hormones and skin fragility. They are commonly seen in both men and woman with pale skins, typically lighter skin types Fitzpatrick Scale 1 and 2.
These types of veins can be successfully treated using light therapies.
Treatments for Thread Veins:
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