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What is the best way to remove tiny veins and capillaries around the nose?

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What is the best way to remove tiny veins/capillaries from around the nose?

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Spider veins and capillaries around the nose are usually well treated by use of a LASER in one or two sessions.

Fredrick A. Valauri, M.D.
New York, NY

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I find the best way to treat spider veins along the ala or "sides" of the nose is using light cautery or hyfercation.  Basically this is done as a local procedure where a small amount of heat is conducted onto a very small needle (usually a 30 gauge needle) and this will obliterate these veins without leaving a scar.

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Laser seems to be the best way to go.

Scottsdale, AZ

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The ideal treatment for 'spider veins' and rosacea should be easily administered, safe for the patient, reliably effective, should not require an excessive number of treatments, should be non-invasive, and should not have a prolonged recovery period.

Here's the good news: such a vein treatment does exist. The V-Beam Laser, a pulsed-dye laser developed specifically for the treatment of cutaneous vascular disorders, can completely eliminate most facial 'spider veins', usually in two to three treatments (large areas of long-standing spider veins may require more treatments), and can reverse the cutaneous manifestations of rosacea as well. In addition, the laser energy pulse delivered by the V-beam has been modified to limit the development of post-treatment bruising (purpura), a problem associated with older pulsed-dye lasers.

The V-Beam laser uses light energy of a wavelength that is specifically absorbed by structures which are reddish or purple in color, i.e. capillaries and small arteries and veins. The V-beam incorporates a Dynamic Cooling Device which sprays the skin with a cooling agent immediately before every laser pulse. This advanced technology both protects the skin from thermal energy and reduces the discomfort previously associated with pulsed-dye laser treatment. The laser pulses are generally described by patients as feeling like 'a rubber band snapping against the skin'. No anesthesia (topical or otherwise) is required.

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