Broken Veins | Thread Veins
The medical term for broken veins is Telangiectasias. Telangiectasias are small, dilated vessels between 0.1-1.5 mm in diameter. Telangiectasias commonly occur on the face and lower extremities and are due to a variety of causes. Facial telangiectasias can occur spontaneously, or they can be caused by excessive ultraviolet sunlight exposure, collagen-vascular disease, acne rosacea, pregnancy, alcohol or estrogen ingestion, or topical corticosteroid application. At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin we see children developing small facial telangiectasias that persist into adulthood. Lower extremity telangiectasias are more common in women and may be genetic or may develop after pregnancy.
Examples of Broken Veins
Treatment options available at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin include sclerotherapy, electrodesiccation, lasers, and intense pulsed-light therapy. Shorter laser wavelengths have been found to be more effective for treating redder, more superficial vessels, but these parameters are not as successful for deeper blue venulectasia and reticular veins. The 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser has been shown to successfully improve lower extremity leg veins, especially blue venulectasia and reticular veins up to 4 mm in diameter.
When sclerotherapy with 0.25% sodium tetradecyl sulfate was compared with 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser therapy for lower extremity telangiectasias (0.1-1.5 mm), significant clinical improvement was seen in all sites with either modality. However, earlier clearing and higher average improvement scores were seen with sclerotherapy. Both modalities were associated with pain and localized tissue erythema and edema. Temporary postinflammatory hyperpigmentation was seen only with sclerotherapy.
Despite recent advances in laser technology and the effectiveness of lasers for facial telangiectasias, treatment of broken veins in the legs with vascular-specific lasers can be ineffective. Treatment failures are often attributed to the larger size and deeper site of lower extremity vessels and their association with deeper, feeding venous plexuses. For these reasons, sclerotherapy is considered first-line treatment for most spider veins on the veins at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin.
Nose area €100 / session
Cheek Area €150/ session
Face: €200 / sesison
Face & Neck : €300 / session
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