Thread Veins (Telangiectasia)

These are permanently dilated capillaries. They have very thin walls which. Constantly dilate and constrict. As we age these vessels lose their elasticity and can become permanently dilated. There are numerous causes including: ageing, sun-damage, hereditary, pregnancy, trauma e.g. The rubbing of spectacles and smoking. Energetic sports, temperature extremes, harsh weather exposure, hormones and skin fragility are also common causes. They are commonly seen in a maturing ‘English rose’ complexion.