Selfies have been blamed for an increased awareness of thread veins – those red and wiggly lines which can appear on the face. Also sometimes referred to as spider veins.
The selfie has a lot to answer for and experts have previously stated that the increase in selfies seems to have led to an increase in under 40s seeking attention for thread veins.
They are not considered to be of any medical harm but for those that have them, they can be a real cause for aesthetic concern. They are difficult to mask with makeup and it can be hard to know how to try and get rid of them.
Selfies and Thread Vein Awareness
More and more people of all ages are regularly taking pictures of themselves in a variety of settings and this means greater self-consciousness when it comes to appearance. The advent of high definition cameras and craze for selfies means that people are taking far more photos of themselves than before and facing online scrutiny of their ‘connections. They’re becoming far more familiar with facial features that they might not have previously noticed to the same degree. The concept of the no-makeup selfie makes it impossible to hide any issues.
Treatment for Facial Thread Veins
Although treatment on the NHS is unlikely (as facial veins are classed as cosmetic, an area receiving very little funding); facial thread veins can now be quickly and effectively treated using microcautery techniques, laser thread vein or microsclerotherapy injection treatments.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Established in 2003, Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer thread vein removal at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol using the latest techniques with GMC-registered doctors and surgeons.
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.