One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A very slender vein, especially one on the face that is visible through the skin.
- ‘It is used to reduce wrinkles and scarring and to remove birthmarks, lesions, hair and thread veins.’
- ‘Typically in winter, you might go for a walk, come indoors to an enormous fire and have an alcoholic drink - a lethal combination for skin, drying it out and causing thread veins on the cheeks.’
- ‘Small patches of brown skin discolouration or areas of thread veins form where the veins were removed.’
- ‘The visibility of thread veins on the face, thighs, ankles and feet clearly compels patients to seek an effective treatment.’
- ‘The real key to having good legs is to have healthy legs - legs that are free of varicose veins, thread veins and cellulite.’
- ‘I've had my thread veins treated with a new technique called photoderm which uses light to burn out the broken capillaries, and I've had fillers injected into lines as well as glycolic acid peels on my face.’
- ‘I can remember having a small thread vein that looked a bit like a blue map under the skin.’
- ‘Telangiectasia are also referred to as spider veins, star bursts, thread veins, or matted veins.’
- ‘We use lasers to treat blemishes, thread veins, remove tattoos, and carry out skin resurfacing to remove lines.’
- ‘If drunk to excess, alcohol can coarsen your skin and give you thread veins, open pores and ‘oyster eyes’.’
- ‘Intriguing as Botox injections for the armpits or laser treatment for thread veins may sound, the majority of women wouldn't consider such drastic measures.’
- ‘He had a fair complexion with thread veins in his cheeks.’
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