Nose and Face Veins
Small red spider veins (often referred to as thread veins) are often found adjacent to the nose, and may also extend onto the cheeks and chin. Often they form as a result of allergies, rosacea, too much sun or exposure to temperature extremes common in Alberta. The likelihood of developing the condition increases with age. Collagen content and skin elasticity decreases as you get older, causing the blood vessels to expand and become more visible in the facial area.
Thread veins do not pose a health risk, but for many they are a cosmetic concern. You may feel embarrassed by the redness of your nose, and the potential association it can often have with alcoholism. If you find yourself wanting to remove thread veins on your nose and facial area, a number of treatment options are available.