Veins on the legs, body, face and chest become more fragile as we grow older. They break easily and the dilated veins appear just below the surface of the skin. This occurs when collagen in the skin weakens, resulting in the vein staying open, increasing blood flow to the area which causes the visible fine red and purple veins.
These tiny visible veins have a red, bluish or purple colour and can appear quite unsightly. Thread veins can occur in small areas, some can become raised and more prominent in colour, or thread veins can cover larger areas of the skin, especially on the legs. For some of us these thread veins become so visible that they feel the need to permanently wear long skirts, thick tights or trousers in the attempt to disguise and hide the condition.
Broken blood vessels can also be seen all over the body, especially on the chest area, resulting in small red dots which for some can resemble tiny little blood blisters.
Most clients seeking treatment for thread veins and broken blood vessels are looking to eliminate the visible appearance and redness for a clearer complexion.
The most common areas of concerns are:
- Legs, calves and ankles
- Face & other areas of the body