How to Get Rid of Spider Veins Around Your Nose

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Spider veins around the nose are tiny web-like broken blood vessels. To help get rid of them, professional treatments like Sclerotherapy or lasers from a dermatologist are needed.

Spider veins around the nose are a common cosmetic concern for many people. These small, reddish purple veins have a spider web-like appearance under the surface of the skin. 

While usually harmless, they can detract from your appearance. Luckily, there are several effective treatments available to remove spider veins.

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Understanding Spider Veins

Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are tiny dilated blood vessels that develop close to the surface of the skin. They get their name from their web-like shapes. While they can occur anywhere on the body, they frequently form around the nose and cheeks.

According to studies, 88% of women and 79% of men suffer from some form of spider veins. They are especially common in adult women due to hormonal influences, but men and children can also be affected.

What Causes Spider Veins?

There are several contributing factors to the development of facial spider veins, including:

  • Hormonal changes: Estrogen fluctuations during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause can cause spider vein formation.
  • Genetics: Spider veins often run in families. If your parents had them, you are more likely to get them too.
  • Sun exposure: UV radiation damages blood vessels over time, allowing spider veins to appear.
  • Age: As we get older, our skin loses elasticity and blood vessels can more easily dilate.
  • Rosacea: Chronic facial redness and flushing can cause broken blood vessels.
  • Injury: Any trauma to the skin that damages blood vessels can trigger spider veins.

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Are Facial Spider Veins a Health Concern?

In most cases, spider veins around the nose do not pose any health risks or symptoms beyond cosmetic appearance. However, in rare cases, an underlying medical condition could cause facial spider veins, such as:

SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus)This autoimmune disease causes inflammation and damage to blood vessels, which can lead to dilation of small veins and the formation of spider veins.
SclerodermaThis condition causes thickening and hardening of the skin and underlying tissue. It can affect blood vessels and potentially contribute to spider veins.
Liver diseaseAdvanced liver conditions like cirrhosis lead to increased pressure in the portal vein system, which can cause blood to back up and pool in smaller superficial veins, forming spider veins.
TumorsFacial tumors, even if benign, can put pressure on blood vessels, obstructing normal circulation and contributing to dilation of smaller veins around the tumor. This can lead to formation of spider veins.

If you have facial spider veins along with other symptoms like fatigue, joint pain or swelling, it is best to visit your doctor to check for any underlying conditions. But for most people, spider veins around the nose only impact personal self-confidence.

Treatments for Spider Veins Around the Nose

The good news is that cosmetic treatments for spider veins have proven to be very effective. There are professional medical procedures as well as home remedies that can reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and veins around the nose.

The most successful spider vein removal treatments are administered by dermatologists or plastic surgeons. Common professional procedures include:


The most prevalent treatment is sclerotherapy, used in around 90% of spider vein procedures. It involves injecting a liquid solution, called a sclerosant, directly into the affected veins. The solution irritates the vein walls, causing them to collapse and be reabsorbed by the body. Blood flow is redirected to healthier veins.

Clinical studies have found sclerotherapy reduces spider veins in 50-80% of patients. Results are visible within 3 to 6 weeks, with full results within 2 to 4 months. Some patients require additional treatments for optimum results.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is another option to destroy visible facial spider veins. A beam of intense light is directed at the treatment area, causing the veins to fade.

There are different lasers used depending on vein color and depth:

  • Pulsed Dye Lasers: Target red color on surface of skin.
  • Nd:YAG Lasers: Penetrate deeper in the skin to reach blue and purple veins.

Laser therapy successfully eliminates spider veins in most patients, with minimal risk of scarring. As with sclerotherapy, several sessions may be needed to achieve desired results.


VenaSeal is a relatively new treatment that uses a medical adhesive to close damaged veins. A tiny catheter delivers the adhesive directly inside the vein, sealing it closed. Blood flow is redirected into healthier veins.

This technique does not require compression stockings after treatment. Patients can usually return to normal activities the next day with minimal downtime. Studies show closure rates over 97% after 12 months.

Compression Therapy

Compression therapy may be used in conjunction with sclerotherapy, lasers, or VenaSeal. Compression stockings, wraps or boots apply external pressure to the legs, helping improve blood flow.

This increased circulation can speed healing and recovery by allowing the body to better absorb any scar tissue left behind after spider vein treatment. Ask your doctor about adding compression therapy to maximize your results.

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Natural and At-Home Treatments

While professional treatments tend to produce better results, some home remedies may help reduce the appearance of spider veins to a small degree. These include:

  • Cold compresses - Applying something cold, like an ice pack wrapped in cloth or chilled cucumber, can temporarily constrict blood vessels.
  • Witch hazel - Soothing witch hazel toners may minimize vein inflammation.
  • Horse chestnut extract - Available as gels and supplements, horse chestnuts can strengthen blood vessels.
  • Vitamin C serums - Antioxidants like vitamin C improve skin health and collagen production.
  • Sun protection - Sunscreen and protective clothing help prevent more sun damage to vessels.

However, note that these at-home remedies will likely only provide minimal improvements compared to medical procedures from vein specialists.

What to Expect From Spider Vein Treatments

If considering professional spider vein removal, it is normal to have some questions about the process. Here is an overview of what to expect:

CostMost insurance plans do not cover cosmetic vein treatment. However, prices are often comparable to other minor cosmetic procedures. Expect to pay $200-$600 per treatment session on average.
PainThere is minimal pain involved. Sclerotherapy involves an injection, causing a quick pinching feeling. Laser treatment causes a warm tingling sensation.
Side effectsTemporary side effects like redness, swelling, bruising or discoloration are common. These usually resolve within a week or two. Scarring is rare when performed properly.
RecoveryMost people can return to normal activity immediately after treatment. However, avoid excessive sun, heat, and strenuous exercise for 1-2 weeks post-procedure.
Results timelineNoticeable improvement is seen within 3-4 weeks, with optimal results at 2-3 months. Yearly maintenance treatments help sustain results.

Tips to Prevent Spider Veins Around the Nose

While hereditary factors play a big role in developing spider veins on the face, you can take steps to reduce additional vessel damage:

  1. Wear sun protection daily, even on cloudy days, to avoid UV exposure. Broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen or higher is best.
  2. Cover up with wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses and protective clothing when spending time outside.
  3. Avoid direct sun exposure during peak hours between 10am and 2pm when rays are strongest.
  4. Don’t smoke, as tobacco smoke contributes to vascular damage on the skin.
  5. Use skincare products with antioxidants like vitamin C and E to nourish your skin.
  6. Manage conditions like rosacea through medication and avoidance of triggers that cause flushing.
  7. Avoid applying scrubs, peels, or astringents around the sensitive skin of the nose area.


Is there a specific type of technique that is more effective for spider veins around the nose?

Sclerotherapy tends to work better for spider veins around the nose area compared to lasers. The injection technique allows for more precise targeting of the veins. Lasers may be an alternative for people afraid of needles or with allergies.

How many sessions are typically needed to see results for spider veins around the nose?

For sclerotherapy, 1-2 sessions are usually sufficient. But laser therapy often requires more treatments, around 3-5, to fully eliminate spider veins around the nose.

Is there a chance that spider veins around the nose will come back after treatment?

Yes, there is a possibility of recurrence even after treatment since new spider veins can develop over time. Maintaining healthy lifestyle habits can help reduce this risk.

Are there any makeup products that can effectively cover spider veins around the nose?

Green-colored concealers are effective at camouflaging the red-purple tone of spider veins around the nose area.

What are some lifestyle changes that might help prevent the development of spider veins around the nose?

Lifestyle changes like sun protection, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and wearing compression stockings can all help minimize the risk of developing new facial spider veins.

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While having spider veins around the nose is very common, you don’t have to live with the dissatisfaction they cause. Today’s minimally invasive treatments from vein experts safely eliminate spider veins while causing very little discomfort or downtime.

If you are looking for experienced professionals to treat facial spider veins, contact The Vein Center Doctor. Our team of board-certified vein specialists offer customized treatment plans to meet your unique needs.

With advanced procedures like sclerotherapy, lasers, VenaSeal, and compression therapy, The Vein Center Doctor can help you achieve clear, smooth skin around the nose. Their compassionate staff strives to make every patient feel comfortable and informed throughout the process.

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