Thread Vein Treatment is on the Rise Thanks to ‘No Makeup’ Selfies
Cosmetic doctors have reported a sharp increase in the number of women in the UK having procedures to correct their facial blemishes, such as thread veins, in order to look more naturally beautiful in makeup free selfies.
According to doctors, women are becoming increasingly more insecure about their blemishes, thanks to the rise of ‘no makeup selfies’ posted by their favourite celebrities.
Famous faces including Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are just some of the celebrity names that have posted flawless ‘makeup free’ selfies through their social media platforms.
Doctors at thread vein removal specialists Dr. Newman’s Clinic have reportedly seen a 15% rise in patients under the age of 40 undergoing treatment for thread facial thread veins in the past six months.
Thread veins are small blood vessels which run close to the skin’s surface and look like fine red or purple wiggly lines.
Although the condition is often associated with heavy drinking, it actually can be caused by a multitude of factors, including excessive sun exposure, hormonal imbalances and pregnancy.
“This new report is no surprise to me at all,” explained Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock, a cosmetic doctor at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic. “The growing trend for ‘selfies’ has changed the audience of many non-surgical treatments, and has caused many younger patients consider cosmetic treatments. But that doesn’t mean that undergoing a treatment for sake of looking good on social media should ever be advised.”
“Like all cosmetic treatments, thread vein removal processes such as IPL laser treatment should be carefully considered – both their merits and flaws. Although cosmetic treatments do allow patients to achieve more aesthetically pleasing results, their main function is to enable patients to feel happier in their own skin, so undergoing treatment simply to look better in photos should never be considered.”
“The treatment works by targeting the red blood vessels within the skin with a powerful beam of light energy. These light beams effectively force the blood vessels to collapse, resulting in a faded appearance and the eventual disposal of the vein through the body’s immune system in the weeks following treatment,” said Dr. Alice Hudson Peacock.
IPL treatment provides a simple and convenient solution to the look of unwanted facial thread veins and other imperfections. The treatment requires minimal recovery time and can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, making it the perfect treatment for patients with busy lifestyles.
Although the treatment provides patients with an effective solution to thread veins it is also important for patients considering the treatment to also be aware of the risks. Like all cosmetic treatments, IPL laser treatment comes with risks and potential side-effects that patients should carefully consider, which include hyperpigmentation and possible crusting on the skin surface. However, this usually peels away within 1-2 weeks of treatment.
Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic boasts a team of experienced cosmetic doctors and dermatologists that are dedicated to providing each patient with the best possible result. The clinic’s employment of dermatologists also makes it the perfect place to undergo treatment as their greater understanding of the skin and its limitations means patients can gain the best possible results in a safe and secure way.
The clinic also has a patients in a wide range of locations including Ashford, Dover, Folkestone, Hythe, Margate, Thanet and Faversham.
If you would like more information on thread vein treatments such as IPL laser treatment, book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today by calling 01227 472288 or emailing email@example.com.