facial thread veins
What are facial thread veins?
Thread veins are tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple, wavy lines. They are also sometimes called ‘spider veins’ or ‘broken veins’, although the veins aren’t in fact broken but only slightly enlarged. The medical term for them is telangiectasia. The most common areas where thread veins appear are usually on the cheeks, nose and chin.