Rise of no-makeup selfies leads to increase of Thread Vein Removal treatments

14 April 2015

There’s a new treatment trend in town, known as Thread Vein Removal. These tiny blood vessels are often more visible and prominent on those with fair skin and red hair, caused by numerous factors including pregnancy, hormones, too much sun, and skin conditions such as rosacea.

More and more women are choosing to remove them from their faces in order to look good in their selfies – and it all comes down to those flawless-looking celebrities.

The likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna and Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley regularly post no-makeup pictures of themselves looking nothing less than gorgeous; dewy skin, smooth, blemish-free complexions, you name it, they’ve got it.

In a bid to achieve the same look, women are increasingly turning to Non Surgical solutions, such as Thread Vein Removal. One clinic has reported a 15 per cent rise in the number of women aged under-40 opting for Thread Vein treatment on their face.

Until recently, such things did not generally cause much worry for people but the popularity of smartphones and the accuracy of cameras, not to mention social media mean that our faces are constantly in the spotlight – flaws and all.

One expert said: “Due to social media, the way people view their own image is now beginning to permeate all ages.”

60-year-old Susan Battrick has undergone treatment for facial Thread Veins and is delighted with the results. She said: “My children have done selfies but I always used to wear heavier make-up to cover my thread veins – so didn’t want to.

“I would do a selfie now.”

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