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Is our ‘selfie culture’ making women more aware of their facial veins?

Is our ‘selfie culture’ making women more aware of their facial veins?

It’s been nearly two years since the ‘no make-up selfie’ campaign in aid of Cancer Research swept through social media, but the effects are still lingering, at least as far as facial blemish removal is concerned.

According to an article in the Daily Mail last year, cosmetic clinics have seen a noticeable increase in women opting to have aesthetic treatments to remove facial blemishes since the campaign, and facial vein removal has seen a particular spike in popularity.

What’s wrong with facial veins?

Commonly called thread or spider veins, these are tiny blood vessels that run just below the surface of the skin that have become slightly enlarged. Usually there’s no obvious cause but they may have become more visible as the delicate skin on the face thins as you age or is damaged by the sun. Hormonal changes also may cause them to become enlarged which is why they affect more women than men.Facial-Veins

There’s nothing inherently wrong with facial veins, so long as they aren’t causing you any distress, but after celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosie Huntingdon-Whitely and Jennifer Aniston (to name but a few) regularly post photos of themselves looking flawless and make-up free, many women want to emulate this, and having facial veins removed is one way to do so. However, they can be related to the condition rosacea so diagnosis by a experienced and qualified dermatologist is key to ensure you receive the appropriate treatment.

Would you dare to bare?

One thing to consider when deciding whether to undergo facial vein treatment is this: how comfortable are you being seen without make-up? If you are overall pretty happy with your complexion and would voluntarily go out with no make-up on, then you probably don’t need to treat your facial veins.

If, on the other hand, you are the sort of person who would rather be late for an important engagement than turn up with no make-up on, then your facial veins might be causing you more concern than you realise.

What are my options for treating facial veins?

Thankfully, facial vein treatment here at the Specialist Skin Clinic in Cardiff is quick and highly effective. We use laser treatment to remove facial veins, and all treatments are carried out by one of our qualified skin experts and overseen by award-winning dermatologist Dr Maria Gonzalez, our medical director.

Call the Specialist Skin Clinic today to book your consultation with Dr. Gonzalez for treatment of facial veins.

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