How to deal with large red veins around the nose?
These enlarge with time, irritation around the nose and rosacea for the most part. Pulsed dye lasers and powerful IPLs (NOT the ones sold to spas) are best for these. A Nd:YAG laser (NOT Q-switched or for hair) vascular laser is helpful for larger veins as well. In my opinion, KTP lasers are not great for this area – some would disagree.
Expect 2-4 treatments to shrink these vessels down to an almost invisible size. With time – THEY WILL COME BACK!! Plan on maintenance once every year or two and a few people may even need twice a year, especially with poorly controlled rosacea.
Hope this helps, Dr. I