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tiny red capilaries on nose...can anything help

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hettie Fri 12-Oct-12 17:10:03

I've noticed that the are between my nose and cheek has gotten quite red. On closer inspection it seems like I have lots of tiny spidery blood vessels underneath the skin. Does anyone know what might be causing this and how to get rid of them?

BigBroomstickBIWI Fri 12-Oct-12 17:54:06

You can have them treated with laser or electrolysis. I have this too - on one side it keeps coming back, but treatment is very quick and (relatively) painless.

juneau Fri 12-Oct-12 17:57:42

You need to go and see a dermatologist. I've had a couple of treatments which involve using a tiny, heated needle to cauterise them and seal them off. It's very effective and only hurts a bit. You might have a few little scabs afterwards, but they're usually healed in about a week.

Dollydowser Fri 12-Oct-12 18:25:28

I have had some electrolysis for mine, it hurt like hell. I used Ametop (sp?) gel to numb it before hand. It did work, but she warned me that they would return if I git pregnant. They have all come back. It wasn't cheap, £50 a session or something like that, and it was 6 years ago. I would like to try IPL or laser for it next time, although I'm sure that's painful too!

Herbsmum Fri 12-Oct-12 18:31:58

Hi. I had IPL. It was about £60 a session. I had 4 but really 3 was enough.
Am absolutely thrilled with the results a year on. They said I may need more if they come back in future.
Thoroughly recommend my experience and wish I had had it done years sooner.

hettie Fri 12-Oct-12 18:47:06

Thanks for the info.... Am complete wimp,so may not be able to do the needle thing..... If I leave them are they likely to get worse?

Herbsmum Fri 12-Oct-12 19:26:47

The IPL is like being flicked with a rubber band several times. Makes your eyes water but totally manageable. No needles. I suppose they will get worse. Look into it. I really would consider doing it again if need arises.

ggirl Fri 12-Oct-12 19:29:04

I had electrolysis and they came straight back..

Dollydowser Fri 12-Oct-12 20:19:17

Herbsmum where did you have it done, if you don't mind me asking?

hettie Fri 12-Oct-12 22:06:38

Right, will Defo be looking into ipl.... Thanks

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