Facial Thread Veins
Thread veins, also known as spider veins, broken capillaries or telangiectasia, are enlarged visible vessels often seen on the face and legs. They look like red, purple or blue vessels that twist and turn just below the skin surface. On the face, they are often seen around the nose, cheeks and chin. Thread veins over-grow in response to long-term skin inflammation, acne, hormones, sun exposure, trauma, alcohol and medication and do not serve any useful purpose in the skin. Facial Thread Veins can safely be removed using laser; this process is also known as photothermolysis.
Facial Thread Veins are typically either red or blue in colour. At Drs Tatiana + Rishi Advanced Aesthetics, we use gold standard vascular lasers to specifically target these veins. We specifically use 1064 nanometer (nm) lasers for blue veins and 532nm lasers for red veins.
These lasers works to target haemoglobin, causing the blood to heat-up and the vessels to close. Using extremely focussed lasers means that the laser energy is specifically absorbed by the targeted blood vessels whilst sparing the surrounding skin and tissues, increasing safety and reducing downtime. During the laser treatment, cutting edge, cooling systems within the laser device are used to protect the outer layer of the skin (epidermis), minimising discomfort and maximising safety.