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Thread veins on face - help!

(22 Posts)
calypso2008 Tue 29-Jan-13 09:00:40

Since Christmas I have noticed lots of new broken veins on my face and chin (probably too much alcohol I am thinking)

Is there anything I can do (naturally to get rid of them, or are they there for life?

They make me look OLD!
I have given up the booze and am drinking copious amount of water. smile
Thanks in advance for anyone with experience of this - I am 41

valiumredhead Tue 29-Jan-13 09:30:48

Don't know about getting rid but Bare Minerals Bisque concealor is good at hiding them!

Boomeringue Tue 29-Jan-13 11:57:30

A beautician can get rid of them,but Clinique Redness Solutions is great for camouflage.

lizzypuffs Tue 29-Jan-13 13:08:30

I second the clinique to minimise them. The only way I got rid of mine was to have a course of IPL laser treatment. Worked really well and rejuvenated the rest of my skin too.

freerangeeggs Tue 29-Jan-13 18:26:16

I got them zapped with a laser. It was amazing, they disappeared immediately, but it hurt A LOT (though only for about two minutes, if that).

I would have it done again, definitely. It cost £40 which I think is worth it.

kay1975 Tue 05-Feb-13 09:00:59

Can anyone recommend somewhere to have the laser treatment done?? TIA X

didireallysaythat Tue 05-Feb-13 09:12:03

I had laser treatment (3 sessions) and it didn't work. It didn't make it worse though so probably worth a go. The therapist agreed it was disappointing and said it wasn't worth trying more. The needle electrolysis route works for me but does hurt (eye watering around the nostrils). But mine is genetic - mum and gran had a lot of broken veins...

BerryBlast Tue 05-Feb-13 16:13:41

Valium I was going to start a thread today to thank you for this tip - I ordered some of this from Look Fantastic and arrived today. Used it this afternoon and it is BRILLIANT covered the veins completely - thanks for the tip thanks

valiumredhead Tue 05-Feb-13 18:05:33

Oh I think you should start a thread anyway wink grin

FANTASTIC! Glad it works for you, I love the stuff! smile

lexh Thu 07-Feb-13 13:25:20

There's a new treatment on the market called Thermavein that treats facial thread veins, it's fantastic, painless and you only need one treatment!!! Check out the website

Patriciajean Thu 15-Jun-17 20:37:15

Be really careful in what laser type treatments you choose. I had really bad injuries from Thermavein.

jeaux90 Thu 15-Jun-17 20:42:31

I had IPL for my broken blood vessels. Went in three sessions. Go to a reputable clinic. Don't piss about with getting it done on the cheap.

pearlkent Sat 17-Jun-17 13:57:40

jeaux90 - where did you get yours done? I'm in west London and there are so many clinics/treatments that I don't know where to start.

Rainbowglow Sat 17-Jun-17 21:47:04

I had laser for veins on nose. Reputable clinic. Expensive. Severe bruising (black) and whilst redness reduced the veins came back very quickly. Went recently for advance electrolysis. Painful. Very painful. Slightly swollen skin and dryness but no bruising. Huge difference. 85% veins gone on nose after 2 sessions - 6 weeks apart. Got a third soon and then will have top ups every 6-9 months. Shop around. I pay £90 a session in Central London.

jeaux90 Sat 17-Jun-17 23:17:53

Pearl I live in Oxfordshire so used MBNS clinic. Very happy with the result. For west London you could post on one of the local sites for recommendations like

secondhoneymoon Sun 18-Jun-17 08:29:37

I found witch hazel helped reduce if not totally get rid of mine

pearlkent Mon 19-Jun-17 17:18:31

Thanks everyone - seems to be a choice between laser (is it always IPL?) or electrolysis, or something called Veinwave (which doesn't seem to have very good reviews despite featuring on Embarrassing Bodies). Years ago I had sclerotherapy (sp?) - is that the same as electrolysis? - on a vein coming out of my nostril (nice eh?) but it didn't work and was really painful.
jeaux90 - what did you pay if you don't mind me asking, and how bad were your veins (and which part of face)?

jeaux90 Mon 19-Jun-17 18:32:55

I paid about 300 all in. I think. It was 3 sessions. I had a massive broken blood vessel on my cheek bone and some other minor ones. All gone.

Thudercatsrule Sun 25-Jun-17 15:38:00

I had 2 ipl treatments and it didn't work, also had laser treatment 4 weeks ago which had made 1 vein so much worse. It's darker now and I've been left with an indentation on the skin😡

I'm thinking about Vienwave now!

Huntzberger Sun 25-Jun-17 22:25:01

So do the IPL machines you can use at home (lumea etc) work on thread veins too?

teta Mon 26-Jun-17 08:17:13

I had Ipl several years ago which worked brilliantly.Go to a clinic run by a dermatologist, not a beautician or a a nurse even.Broken veins often return after about ten years unfortunately so do need top ups.

raindropstea Mon 26-Jun-17 08:49:53

Laser treatment is unfortunately the only thing that will completely get rid of it. Don't use anything harsh on your face. I've read that the Clarisonic has caused broken caps on some people, but I don't know if this is true. A good concealer should cover it. A green based concealer eliminates redness.

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