Over time, you might begin to notice the appearance of small, thin veins beneath your skin that are red or purple in colour. This is because, as we age, these tiny vessels can often become damaged or begin to fail, causing a backup of blood and the appearance of these unsightly veins. While this might sound slightly alarming, they do not pose any risk to your general health in most cases, and so shouldn’t be a cause for concern. However, their appearance often becomes a source of embarrassment for many sufferers, leading to self-confidence issues. It is estimated that they affect 30%–60% of adults throughout their lifetime, and while they can appear anywhere on the body, they most often affect the legs or the face.
Facial thread veins are particularly difficult to live with as they are hard to cover with makeup. Commonly referred to as “spider veins” because of their jagged, web-like appearance, they tend to branch out from one another and sometimes spread quite a way across the cheeks and face. Here at North West Aesthetics, we offer laser treatment to destroy unflattering facial thread veins and restore a blemish-free, youthful complexion.
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