thread veins and redness

Treatment information and recommendations

What are thread veins and redness?

Thread veins, also known as spider veins or telangiectasia, are small, dilated blood vessels that appear close to the surface of the skin, often resembling fine red or blue lines or webs. They can develop anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the face, particularly around the nose, cheeks, and chin, as well as on the legs. 


what causes thread veins and redness?


A family history of thread veins or a predisposition to weak or fragile blood vessels can increase the likelihood of developing thread veins.


As people age, the skin becomes thinner, and the blood vessels lose elasticity, making them more prone to dilation and visibility.

Sun Exposure

Prolonged sun exposure can weaken the walls of blood vessels and contribute to the development of thread veins, particularly on the face and other sun-exposed areas.

Hormonal Changes

Fluctuations in hormone levels, such as those occurring during pregnancy, menopause, or hormonal therapies, can contribute to the development of thread veins.


Individuals with rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by facial redness and flushing, are more prone to developing thread veins due to the underlying inflammation and dilation of blood vessels.

How can thread veins and redness be effectively treated?


Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting a sclerosing agent directly into the affected blood vessels, causing them to collapse and fade over time. It is commonly used to treat thread veins on the legs.

Laser Therapy

Various laser and light-based treatments, such as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy or laser photocoagulation, can target and heat the blood vessels, causing them to coagulate and be absorbed by the body, leading to a reduction in redness and visibility.

Topical Treatments

Certain topical creams, gels, or serums containing ingredients such as vitamin K, retinoids, or botanical extracts may help strengthen blood vessel walls and reduce the appearance of thread veins over time.

Skincare and Sun Protection

Gentle skincare practices, avoiding harsh or abrasive products, and using sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection can help prevent further damage to blood vessels and reduce the risk of thread vein formation.

Our recommended treatments for thread veins

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