Facial and Leg Veins

Facial thread veins or broken veins (telangiectasia) are small unsightly superficial red, purple or blue veins that usually occur around the nose but can spread out and into the cheeks. Thread veins occur when the vein dilates and becomes large enough to be visible through the transparency of the skin.

They are caused by a variety of factors including exposure to sunlight, wind and the extremes of temperature, trauma to the skin, and genetics. The over use of steroid creams and certain auto immune conditions may also induce thread veins. Often the exact cause is unknown.

Prominent unsightly leg veins are a very common problem. Causes include prolonged standing, pregnancy, obesity, hormones, ageing and heredity.

Leg Veins

Leg Veins

“During my laser vein treatment, I received a full explanation of the procedure & was always told what was going on this was very reassuring. I am very pleased with the results thank you”. Alyson – 56


Venous Lake

Venous Lake (which is also known as Phlebectases) is generally a solitary, soft, compressible lesion which is dark blue in colour.

They are found on the vermillion border of the lip, the face and ears. These lesions are believed to be caused by sun exposure and occur mainly among the elderly.

The Venous Lake is successfully treated by laser.

Venous Lake


Rosacea is a condition involving the face that results in a “blush” of redness and progresses from intermittent to consistent. It is associated with prominent blood vessels, open pores and skin eruption similar to acne. Symptoms usually commence between the ages of 30 to 50.

The signs of rosacea are:

– Redness of the face or cheeks.
– A tendency to flushing or blushing.
– Acne like skin eruptions.
– Burning sensation of the face.

The cause of Rosacea is unknown and it cannot be cured but can be controlled with the laser facial to improve the appearance.