For lots of us, facial thread veins are a fact of life. Around one in five women in their 20s have thread veins and half of women in their 40s. By the age of 70, 70% of women have thread veins on their face and/or legs. That’s not to say that men are immune – men now account for 40% of procedures carried out to remove thread veins; many of these treatments are for ‘drinker’s nose’, red spider veins on the nose often caused by alcohol consumption.
A question we’re asked a lot is whether facial thread veins are preventable?
Certainly, some varicose and spider can’t be prevented – factors such as genetics, age, and hormones all play their part in whether or not you’ll suffer from facial thread veins. Women, in particular, are prone to facial thread veins because of the hormone fluctuations caused by pregnancy, childbirth, and the menopause.
That being said, there are steps that you can take to help prevent some facial thread veins from developing.
Although it’s been an exceptionally mild winter here in the UK, the chances are that you haven’t really started thinking about your summer beauty regime yet, unless you’re counting down the days to a holiday in sunnier climes.
If you would like your legs – or any other part of your body – to stay hair-free and silky smooth for the summer, then you may be considering laser hair removal, which is currently the most effective way to reduce your hair growth over long intervals without the need for plucking, waxing, threading or shaving.
If that’s the case, winter is the time to take action!