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Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby RagDoll » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:37 pm

Hi all,

I've had a red mark on my face, next to my nose, ever since I started wearing glasses - I think it's a small thread vein and I assume it came about because of the pressure on my skin from wearing glasses.

Anyway, although it's not too noticable when I'm wearing makeup (I can make it less noticable with concealor) I would still like to get rid of it. Do you think laser treatment would work? My main concern is how pricey such treatment(s) would be. I looked at the price list for one of my local skin care specialists and they charged £70 for the first consultation about it alone!!! I can't afford that.

Does anyone have any advice?

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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby Bel Bel » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:02 pm

worth going to the doctors and asking about it
Go with no make up to show it at it's worst
do you still wear glasses, if so it may be better to get lenses
you may also not be able to have treatment if you are going to continue wearing them on the spot they need to treat
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby RagDoll » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:05 pm

I didn't think about going to the doctors as obviously it's more of a vanity thing as opposed to anything else. Do you think it's still worth a shot?

I do still wear glasses, but I've never worn them all the time - I just wear them for driving, watching TV etc.
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby Bel Bel » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:29 am

yes try the doctors, what have you got to lose, there maybe a simpler way to treat the problem than laser or if not they may do it on the nhs
Probelem is it may come back if you continue to wear glasses
my mum has had her veins in her legs done and they cam eback - not sure if it works the same way with the ones in your nose but my mum was told not to wear anything that would put pressure on the area, like boots
If not try to find a laser clinic that does a free consultation, there are some about but it may mean you need to travel abit further a field
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby RagDoll » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:19 pm

Hmm yeh, I just don't like wasting doctors time, they can make you feel idiotic even when you're on deaths doorstep! hehe.
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby Bel Bel » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:10 pm

it's not your fault if they are under pressure
and if you don't ask you don't get :D
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:49 pm

There are clinics on Newcastle which I'm sure are free consultancy. Plus it's not too far for you to go just to see about it. I'm sure they were even open decent hours at weekends as well, which I was suprised about.
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby RagDoll » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:47 am

Do you know of any of their names Dipsy?
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:24 am

I'm really sorry I don't. I looked ages ago for me but I don't remember what I typed in. I've just been on google and typed in "laser removal" and "lazer hair removal" as they do all sorts of things but I can't find the one I was looking for.

I thought I remembered where it is and I think the one I was on about it on "St Nicolas Street" (opposite St Nicolas' Cathedral and opposite the Castle Keep, also at the bottom of the Bigg Market if you know where any of those are)

http://www.theprivateclinic.co.uk/our-clinics (as an added bonus it is on St Nicolas Street. Well remembered by me. It says FREE consultation anyway.
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:24 am

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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby RagDoll » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:18 pm

Thanks Dipsy :) I'll take a look
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby RagDoll » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:40 pm

This is pasted from the website:

"Treatments start from £250 for small facial veins" !!!!!!

I can't afford that :(
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby RagDoll » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:52 pm

Ooo I've booked a free consultation at a Sk:n clinic on Sun 2nd August. Will be useful to see what they have to say, bet it's too expensive to go ahead with though :( - we'll see!
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:02 pm

Ah I didn't look at their prices.

It's worth going to the free consultation to see what they have to say anyway.
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Re: Thread Vein/Pressure Mark

Postby RagDoll » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:00 am

Well, I went for my consultation... and I'm not sure whether to go ahead with the laser treatment or not. She said it'll probably just need one treatment to get rid of it, though it might need two. The first treatment is £65, the second would be £119 if needed.

The laser causes bad bruising and possibly a scab/blister and swelling. She said the bruising is quite dark, so it's hard to cover for a few days. Obviously the after-affects are something to seriously consider as I don't want to come to work and so forth looking like I've been in a big punch up lol.

I'm also concerned about what might happen if something goes wrong, she said it's very unlikely, but it can cause scarring and since it's on my face, that would be awful.

Then again, it's not that likely to cause any problems and I would be rid of the blemish forever. As you can probably tell, I can't make up my mind about the whole thing. What does everyone think?!
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