These are not broken capillaries but rather permanently dilated capillaries. They have thin walls which constantly dilate and constrict. As we age, these vessels lose their elasticity and can become permanently dilated. There are numerous causes including: ageing, hereditary, pregnancy, smoking, energetic sports, temperature extremes and harsh weather exposure, hormones and skin fragility.
Blowing the nose, sneezing and other gestures can cause these delicate veins to break.
Cold winds, hot environments and other traumas can also cause thread veins although they can just appear with no obvious cause.
Thread veins on the face can be treated gently and effectively by shortwave diathermy.
Using a very fine gold needle, a mild current is passed through the vein. This causes coagulation of the vein which, over the course of a few weeks, causes the vein to wither and disperse.
After about 4 to 6 weeks the final result will be apparent.
These are bright red vascular blemishes which lie just under the surface of the skin. They are domed shaped or slightly raised and are most common on the trunk or torso and particularly the midriff back and front. Most people aged over 30 have at least one and they are more common in men than women.
A Spider Naevus is a central dilated blood vessel, with smaller capillaries radiating from it like the legs of a spider. They can be found in isolation or gathered together in clumps on areas such as the cheeks.
Skin Tags are very common and most frequently found on the neck and face. They appear with a neck like a mushroom and vary in size from a tiny speck, to the size of a pea or even larger. They are often found in areas of friction such as the underarm, under the breasts or around the neck where necklaces may irritate.
These are tiny white hard lumps containing keratin which lie superficially under the surface of the skin and can be easily treated with ACP techniques. Their exact cause is unknown although they are often associated with dry skin which can be acidic.
There are various types of warts, including plane, common, and seborrheic and verruca’s. All can be easily and successfully treated. Warts can develop individually or in clusters. Seborrheic warts become more common with increasing age and can grow up to two inches across.
Is a common popular disorder which develops in adolescence on black skin and is identified by smooth, dome shaped, brown to black papules seen mainly on the cheeks, neck and upper chest.
I offer a mandatory consultation and patch test prior to the commencement of any treatment plan.