spider veins on nose

How do you remove spider veins on your nose?

As we get older red veins can appear, often around the nose and chin. It can make you look like you’ve got a permanent red nose. As a clinic owner and trainer it’s one of the most common complaints I hear from both women and men.

So how do you remove spider veins on your nose? Or will they just go by themselves. Here I’m going to explain what your options are.

What causes spider veins on your nose?

Spider veins are little broken blood vessels, which will not cause you any harm. The redness you see is the blood collecting near the surface of the skin. They can come for a variety of reasons, including sun damage, smoking, heavy drinking, extreme blowing of the nose, pregnancy, picking spots, and just genetics.

How do you get rid of them?

If you’ve had them for at least a few months, it’s highly unlikely they’ll go by themselves. But the good news is there are very successful treatments which can greatly improve them, if not almost entirely remove them.

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Before and after 2 session of IPL

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light – this is a light treatment which involves flashing particular colours of light into the spider veins on your nose. The red blood absorbs the light and is heated up. This heat causes the blood to break down into smaller particles, sot that your own body can reabsorb them.

Laser – is very similar to IPL but is more suitable if the spider veins are wider and deeper. If they are quite fine then IPl will work better.

Advanced Electrolysis – This treatment removes nose veins with an electrical current. A very small hot sterile needle is placed on the skin (or sometimes pierces the skin), and the current heats up the broken veins and causes them to cauterise.

How many treatments will you need?

It depends on how many veins you have on your nose and how severe they are.

One treatment can sometimes be enough to get rid of single vein. However if you have a cluster of spider veins on your nose then expect to need more than that. It’s common to require 2-4 sessions.

How much will it cost?

A single session on a small area, will cost between £75-£150. The variation in price will depend on the area of the country, the experience of the aesthetician and the equipment used.

Whoever you see should be able to give you an estimate of the number of treatments you’ll need.

Will your spider veins be gone for good?

You should get a long term improvement which can last years. It really depends on what has caused your spider veins to come in the first place. If you are a smoker or a drinker, then it’s likely they’ll come back quicker, as these lifestyle factors can cause them.

However if your veins came as a result of a bang, or pregnancy then they may stay gone for good.

The only other issue is if they are very deep rooted, then your spider veins can fill up again. They may look improved for a few weeks but very quickly come back. Think of it like a hose pipe with a leak at the top, but you’re only able to ‘mop up’ the leak at the bottom. In this case you may need more sessions or to try laser or electrolysis instead of IPL.

Does it hurt?

It’s nothing to be worried about. The sensation is like hot pin pricks – so not pain free but not unbearable. Plus all the treatments are very quick and will be over in a matter of 5-10 minutes.

I hope this has helped you understand how to get rid of spider veins on your nose. You’ll see the benefit very quickly, within days to a week. Once you decide to go for it, you’ll probably wish you’d done it sooner!


If you need any further advice on treatments of veins on the nose or other areas of the face, then feel free to email me here: rach@radiantliving.co.uk

Or head over to my clinic page which gives you more information on Laser and IPL treatments for spider veins.