Nose Thread Vein Removal in London
Nose thread veins, or spider veins, are small dilated blood vessels that run close to the surface of the skin making visible red, blue or purple wiggly lines. The technical name for this problem is telangiectasia, the veins are not broken but only dilated, meaning there is no medical problem but they definitely can be an unsightly nuisance.
Many factors can be involved in the development of thread veins. Exposure to sunlight can trigger the condition, as can regular exposure to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold; and as the nose is so exposed, nose thread veins are commonly caused in these ways.
Hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menopause are also a common cause of nose thread veins and unfortunately for some, it is just down to genetics. Women are most prone to developing thread veins, suffering about 10% more often than men do.
Nose thread veins normally develop as a person ages, this is because as we age our skin and blood vessels become more elastic and the valves that are located in our veins begin to weaken. As the valves weaken, blood can flow back down the vein rather than continuing in an even flow, this action can cause dilation.
Many people suffering from nose thread veins do not have other related health problems, rosacea is a slight exception as this is a common cause of nose thread veins. Nose thread veins themselves do not affect circulation or cause long term health issues.
Laser treatment is a simple and effective method of removing nose thread veins. Only one, or perhaps two treatments are necessary to fully remove these unwanted veins. Over many years of treating nose thread veins, we have trialled various methods, and now settled on the Candela GentleMax Nd:Yag laser for the fastest and most effective treatment.
It works simply, a laser light is fired onto the target veins, the blood absorbs the heat from the laser which causes it to coagulate, this damages the unwanted vessels. The damaged veins are then broken down and reabsorbed by the body. The vessels can either seem to disappear instantly or take a few weeks to fade away.