Facial thread veins are caused by dilated vessels that have lost the ability to contract. They can be caused by ageing, extremes of temperature, hormones, smoking, pregnancy or can be genetic and hereditary. Treatment consists of cauterising the vessels so the blood is reabsorbed by the body and they reduce. Repeat treatments may be required depending on the amount of vessels. The treated area can be red and swollen following treatment and small crusts can form, these are left to fall off naturally.
Aftercare – no hot baths, saunas, steam rooms, facials, gym, make up or alcohol for 24 hours.
Blood Spots (Campbell de Morgan or Cherry Angiomas) are more commonly found on the back or chest area but can be found on the face. Again caused by blood vessel under the skin, the treatment is similar to above.