A blunt object fell on my nose, just below the bridge of my nose?

It did not break the skin or bleed, however it left a red line across my nose which after close inspection seem to be broken capillaries. Is there anything I can do to make this mark disappear? It's been 3 days, and it seems to get more red when I apply lotion or Vitamin E on it. Thank you

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Broken capillaries on the nose after traumatic injury - Buffalo Niagara, NY

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Once the inflammatory response subsides, and after 6 weeks, if they persist then you can seek treatment with laser. The KTP 532 nm laser or 1064 nm YAG laser are good treatment options. 

Injury to your nose.

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If this is really just a few days old, it may clear on its own. If not, there are ways to treat the redness, as long as it is not a sign of an infection. If you are concerned, you should have a specialist take a look at the area.

Stuart H. Bentkover, MD
Boston Facial Plastic Surgeon

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