Veins can appear in a variety of places. In fact, there really isn’t anywhere you CAN’T get telangiectasia, also known as spider veins. Did you know that one of those places is your face? That’s right, your face is actually pretty easily susceptible and getting spider veins on your nose can be the worst! Luckily, there’s something you can do about it—or at least, there is someone who can.
What Causes Spider Veins on the Nose
The ways you get spider veins on your nose varies slightly from how you get them everywhere else on your body. The problem is, your face is actually quite different than everywhere else on your body, from the tissues, bone mass, and to the skin. Essentially, your face is one of the more sensitive places on your body. Here are just some of the ways you can get facial spider veins.
We talk about age a lot since it is one of the most key reasons people start getting varicose veins or spider veins. The older we get, the weaker our veins get, causing pressure to build up and damage to happen. One of the ways the veins can be damaged is by weakened valves.
If you’re not familiar, free radicals are the tiny radioactive particles floating around in our atmosphere. When you take away an atom’s electron or neutron, it loses atomic mass and becomes a free radical and starts unwillingly searching for that missing piece. Once it finds it, it attaches, like a lego, to whatever atom it comes across, forming newer unstable molecules. These can alter the genetic makeup and lead to defects and other diseases.
Remember you come in contact with these free radicals frequently and they can easily cause broken blood vessels on the face and other forms of skin damage to the surface of your skin.
Speaking of smoking, the way you live your life and your health are directly corresponding to the way your face can form spider veins and other venous diseases. When you lack exercise, sleep, and nutrition, you may start to see those facial spider veins start to form—at which point, it’s time to change your lifestyle a bit.
Although age, free radicals, and lifestyle choices all play a part in contracting spider veins on your face, there are other factors that may cause telangiectasia as well.
- Extreme Acne
- Medical Conditions
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Medications that enlarge blood vessels
- Trauma due to skin conditions
How to Get Rid of Spider Veins on Noses
Luckily, there are treatment options for facial spider veins. You may first want to speak with a vein specialist, but there are other things you can do to help the spread and growth of these little nuisances.
One of the options is laser treatments. Laser technology has come a long way and its applications are seemingly limitless. That said, laser vein treatment is known to be rather effective and are very minimally invasive.
You could also consider injectables, such as BOTOX. Your best course of action may, in fact, be full facial rejuvenation. Typically, BOTOX and dermal fillers treat the different skin layers and make you look younger by preserving the health of your skin. However, injectables only mask the problem, they don’t help eliminate them.
Facial Spider Vein Prevention
There are many ways to help prevent spider veins from forming on your nose and face. Spider veins are typically preventable by lifestyle choices such as limiting drinking or not smoking. However, there are many long term actions one can take to help prevent them as well.
Wash your face
Use gentle cleansers when washing your face. Exfoliants can damage the skin rather than help them, so use them sparingly. If you use something to help cleanse dry skin, be sure to use a moisturizer to help rehydrate your skin. Avoid popping pimples!
The two biggest creators of free radicals are the sun’s UV rays and smoking cigarettes. Limit sun exposure by staying out of the sun during peak hours and remember to wear sunscreen when you go outside.
Change your diet
Be sure to eat foods that help supplement your liver and avoid over-consuming alcohol. The side effects of an unhealthy liver are often times spider veins. Also, avoid spicy foods or processed foods can help avoid other medical conditions that cause spider veins.
Learn More for Veins Experts
Avoiding spider veins on your nose is easy if you have the right experts to go to for advice. The staff at Las Vegas Veins Center have been treating veins patients for years and our very own Dr. Ralph is one of the 1% of vein care experts in the country to become American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine certified. Our team covers a broad spectrum of vein related diseases and we’d love to discuss your veins with you today!