Veins showing through skin area is not uncommon in people, especially those with pale skin. While unpleasant to the eyes, veins that can be seen through skin are usually harmless and don’t affect blood circulation or health.
The most common causes include:
Age is another cause of visible veins and capillaries. The veins showing through skin become more and more visible with age because of the thinning of fat layer. The fat layer is thickest in children and gets thin with ageing. The effects of ageing are more obvious in smokers, which is why they have prominent veins as compared to the rest.
Spider veins are another issue that cosmetically aren’t appealing. Although most common in your legs and ankles, spider, varicose veins and capillaries can show up on your upper arms – due to stretching and enlarging of your veins, on the cheeks and around the nostrils.
The increased blood flow as your veins enlarge causes them to become noticeable through the outermost layers of your skin.
Laser therapy provides a fast and effective way to reduce and remove superficial vascular lesions and diffuse redness. The laser penetrates to the depth of the target blood vessel, whilst the laser’s energy selectively destroys the blood cells within the blood vessel with no damage to the surrounding tissue. This allows for selective destruction of superficial vascular lesions with minimal downtime. Treated vessels are discarded by the body’s natural cleaning system.