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Hi, I'm Dr. Raphael Darvish with Skinpeccable Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center, here in Los Angeles, California, and today I'm going to be talking with you about how to remove spider veins on the nose. Spider veins on the nose range from just a few veins on the sides of the nose to a lot of veins throughout the nose. The more common type that we encounter here in the office is just a few veins on the sides of the nose. And generally we use an electrocautery device or the 1064 Nd:YAG Laser to treat those particular veins. Multiple treatments are required. Generally we recommend a serious of 5 spaced out a month apart to eliminate those veins. We can also use an IPL laser or pulse dye laser to eliminate those veins. But generally we reserve the IPL and pulse dye lasers for a diffused redness or a lot of veins or a lot of small veins on the nose because those do better generally for a diffused redness or a situation where you have multiple small spider veins on the nose. The cause of the veins on the nose is, is variable. Sometimes it's just from blowing your nose a lot, maybe it results in a couple spider veins on the side to rosacea. Which is a condition where you get redness on the nose sometimes also on the cheeks as well. And that redness and those veins tend to flush and engorge when you encounter certain triggers like spicy foods or if you get emotional about something or if you drink alcohol. The good news is the treatments are effective and quite painless, so we are very happy to have them at our disposal and use them quite often to address these issues. I'm Dr. Raphael Darvish, and this is a brief overview of how to remove spider veins from the nose. Thank you.