Thread veins 

Thread veins are small groups of blue or red veins which appear on the face and legs. Though harmless, they can cause low confidence and become more visible as people age. However, sun damage, medical conditions such as rosacea and smoking can all contribute to an increased number of thread veins; usually around the nose and cheeks.

Causes of thread veins 

Thread veins are medically known as telangiectasia, and occur when capillaries (small blood vessels) break, thus becoming permanently dilated. There are numerous causes for this symptom. Commonly, the ageing process plays a large hand in the development of thread veins. This is due to there being less collagen in your skin as the ageing process continues, meaning thread veins become more visible. 

Hormonal imbalances can also lead to the development of thread veins. Women going through the menopause, having a negative reaction to the Contraceptive Pill or suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are all more likely to develop the condition. Pregnancy is also a big cause of thread veins, due to the combination of fluctuating hormone levels and an increased amount of blood in the body. 

Other common causes include environmental factors such as overexposure to the sun or to particularly cold weather. This is while being obese can lead to unusually high blood pressure, and therefore to the blood vessels rupturing more easily. Smoking and too much alcohol consumption can also lead to thread veins, as both activities lead to having unusually high blood pressure.

How can Nova help with thread veins? 

At Nova, our qualified Aestheticians use advanced technology and top-quality products to reduce the number and appearance of thread veins.  Laser Vein Removal is our recommended treatment for the reduction of thread veins and spider veins on the face and body. Our state of the art laser technology zaps away red veins in quick and comfortable treatment.  We also offer advanced skincare products and Aesthetic facials which can help reduce overall redness and improve skin tone, and help prevent the re-occurrence of red veins.

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