If you’re reading this, you’ve probably just discovered your first facial thread vein and you’re wondering if the expert team here at our North London clinic can help? We can! Facial thread veins appear as tiny red streaks on the face, which are bright enough to resist being covered by subtle makeup and prominent enough to annoy us when we look in the mirror. We can remove them by exposing them to a laser, which will heat them out of existence.
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.