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thread veins/spider veins what to do?

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zanz1bar Mon 14-Sep-09 11:11:27

Ok my nose and cheeks are covered in lots of broken veins/thread veins/spider veins/ broken cappilieries what ever you want to call them, my face looks like a tube map.

Yes I drink coffee, eat curry and gulp down red wine nightly and I am not about to change any of that.

So what can I do?
I have seen a few new creams in the sunday glossies that claim to work wonders, anyone tried them?
I had some electrolisis (?) a few years ago that worked on the big tube station like red splodges, is it worth doing again or should I try lazer whatever its called.

Really I want to know whats the Cheapest way to get the best reults.

brimfull Mon 14-Sep-09 11:14:36

on 10 yrs younger a while ago someone had laser to get rid os large spider naevi.

I have thread veins on my nostrils becasue of constant fog horn blowing of the nose due to allergies

I would love to have them zapped but they'd probably just come back as have never been able to control allergies

IPL is the way to go though

Carrotfly Mon 14-Sep-09 11:17:53

I think Bio oil is supposed to be good.

<< disclaimer haven't got any spider veins>>

Its about £15 from Boots.

Quite oily but certainly does the trick re small scars.

Love your honesty about your diet smile

brimfull Mon 14-Sep-09 11:21:35

I do not believe bio oil will do anything except make your skin softer

missmelly Mon 14-Sep-09 12:01:00

get them lazered off, it hurts, but if it makes you feel/look better, why not.

ReddyMealsAreNotWorthIt Mon 14-Sep-09 12:04:41

Bio oil doesn't make any difference.

Laser treatment does work (although mine do come back). I go to Cosmedicate in Harley Street and pay about £35 a time.

It doesn't really hurt, IME - unless you have them around your septum, where it will make your eyes water!

ReddyMealsAreNotWorthIt Mon 14-Sep-09 12:06:32

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ReddyMealsAreNotWorthIt Mon 14-Sep-09 12:07:53

Looks like they've changed their name ...

missmelly Mon 14-Sep-09 12:13:34

£35 is a good price, think I paid about £80 at SK:N to have a small birthmark done on my top lip, and it didnt remove it all

zanz1bar Mon 14-Sep-09 12:33:38

I am in deepest suffolk, so london clinics are out.

zanz1bar Mon 14-Sep-09 14:22:20

What about creams, can they really 'fade' red splodges and zigzag veins?

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