If you suffer with thread veins, you’ll know how much of a nuisance they can be. Especially on the face, where it’s rather difficult to cover up little imperfections without using layers of thick make up. And who wants to walk around with a full filter on the face, right? So if there is even the smallest chance that you can prevent them appearing your should definitely be aware. This way later on you don’t have to take part in costly and painful procedures to zap the little culprits. In order to prevent them it’s important to understand what causes broken veins on the face?
What causes broken veins on the face?
In general broken veins are the result of;
- skin trauma, like squeezing spots with too much force, intense microdermabrasion or other harsh treatments that aren’t suitable for your skin type
- excessive dilation of the blood vessels from taking hot showers, being in cold, wintery air, eating spicy foods, exercising, or drinking alcohol.
As we age, veins can also become more prominent in terms of their visibility. Also known as ‘spider or thread veins’ – they’re extremely narrow blood vessels situated immediately below the surface of the skin. Typically they’re like purple or red lines. And most commonly found on the face and legs. If left untreated, broken veins can become larger over time.
It’s important to mention here that broken veins are completely harmless – and despite their name, there’s nothing ‘broken’ in terms of how they function. There’s no specific cause for broken veins – they’re just a common sign of ageing as the skin loses its elasticity.
So how do we treat broken veins?
Luckily, there are treatments to improve the appearance of broken veins. The most popular of which we provide at Skin Perfection, our Central London, skin and laser clinic is IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Thread Vein Removal.
IPL uses a non-laser, high intensity source of light to treats finer spider veins close to the surface of the skin. This treatment is perfect for facial areas. IPL heats up and damages the walls of the veins. As a result causing them to collapse on themselves and disappear over time. The body reabsorbs the veins naturally and in a course of weeks, you’d expect to see a significant improvement in the appearance of your thread veins.
To learn more about broken veins and how to prevent them, why not visit us at our Oxford Street clinic, in Central London? My Expert team will start with a thorough assessment of your skin.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you will be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information that will help to keep your skin healthy. Finally you’ll receive a personalised treatment plan.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.