So what are these marks?
Are you self-conscious of red veins around your nose, across your cheeks or maybe on other body parts such as your legs? Well fear not, here at Essentials we have just the answer…
So, what are they? And why do I have them?
These red marks are due to broken blood vessels, commonly know as ‘spider veins’ (because of their appearance), although they do also come under some very fancy names such as ‘telangiectasia’. What a tongue twister!!
Telangiectasia is a condition cause by a widening of blood vessels. This causes a spider web like pattern of broken vessels on the skin.
As we get older, our skin loses collagen and becomes thinner, so when veins expand they become visible through your skin.
Other common causes can be long-term sun exposure, heat exposure, pregnancy, rosacea, alcohol, smoking and standing for long periods. Unfortunately it is also a hereditary condition too.
So what do I need to do about them?
The answer….These veins are purely cosmetic so if they don’t bother you in anyway then there’s nothing you need to do.
However, as a woman from an aesthetic point of view you want to rid your skin of the marks. It can be hard to find make-up to cover them. Over time these veins will darker. They can start off a pale red and can worsen to a purple shade. The darker the colour, the harder the veins are to cover.
How can I prevent them…?
Prevention with veins can be a tricky one.
When these veins have been damaged, it can cause them to dilate and break. Once they have broken, the veins unfortunately remain that way and tend not constrict back to their normal thickness or repair themselves.
However there are certain factors that should be taken into account when trying to prevent the:
- Using a non abrasive exfoliator
- Daily SPF and avoid over doing it on the sun exposure
- Don’t scrub at your skin too vigorously
- Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
- Check your blood pressure
- Use warm water, not hot, when washing
I want them gone. What do I need to do?
Lasers are a non-invasive treatment which can be used to treat/remove thread veins on both the face and body. This is a safe and effective way of treating unwanted broken veins in minutes.
The laser light passes through the skin, heating the veins to point where the targeted blood vessel is closed. Gradually the veins are naturally broken down by the body and are removed by the body’s immune system.
It can take several weeks after laser treatment for the veins to fade completely but then the unsightly spider veins are gone completely.
We have a team of experienced therapists who love to solve skin problems! So firstly, if you want to get to the root of the cause, why not book in for a free consultation?
Our specially trained therapists can have a look and find the best solution for you.
There is absolutely no obligation to purchase anything, just great advice.
Published Date: 15th March 2018
Category: Skin Care