Facial Thread Veins
Facial thread veins are enlarged blood vessels that form on different parts of the face. Known medically as telangiectasia, these are normally red, blue or purple in colour and their appearance is triggered by many environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors.
Regular alcohol consumption, pregnancy and frequent exposure to the sun can all be held responsible for the existence of thread veins, although there are cases where these can develop in people with a family history of this sort of facial blemish.
Facial thread veins are typically associated with rosacea and are one of the most recognisable symptoms of this common skin condition.