Treatment for Purple Veins on the Nose?

I have a couple of purple veins, quite dark on one side of my nose. What could've caused this and how do I get rid of them?

Doctor Answers 3

Purple veins on the nose

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Long pulse lasers are ideal for treating purple blue veins on the nose. They may require multiple treatments and maintenance treatments in the future. 

Best treatment for this

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would be a laser of a few different wavelengths.

depending on their size and depth i would recommend one of three options.

1. Nd:YAG laser at 1064nm

2. Pulsed Dye laser at 595nm

3. KTP laser at 532nm if they are small enough

Consult an experienced laser physician for this treatment.


Craig Crippen, MD
Kelowna Physician

Vein Treatment

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We use the pulsed dye laser, the V-Beam laser specifically, for these vessels. The blood vessels of the lower nose are the hardest to treat and will require multiple treatments. They may not go away completely.

Stuart H. Bentkover, MD
Boston Facial Plastic Surgeon

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