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Broken Veins

Broken veins, often also referred to as spider or thread veins, occurring most commonly on the face, in particular on the nose and cheeks. They may also appear on other areas of the body, including the legs, chest and ankles and can show as either individual veins or small clusters.

This is a common condition that usually affects people from their 30’s onwards. It can be caused by exposure to sunlight, trauma, lifestyle factors, regular blowing of the nose and certain skin conditions e.g. rosacea, and can also be hereditary.

Our treatment options for this condition are Harmony IPL or shortwave diathermy, which use heat and energy respectively delivered beneath the skins surface to close up and destroy the veins. Results will usually be visible from 3 onwards of treatment.