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Posted by Pat Q. on June 23, 2000 at 17:47:56:

In Reply to: Re: Red lines on nose - dermo says rosacea ? spider veins ? posted by Pat B on May 31, 2000 at 16:59:40:

: : Hi all---these red lines on my nose are getting me down---they look like vericose spider veins but on the nose--- I have been on metro gel & erythromycin for 6 months---0 help so far---if I go out in the sun am devastated...this is a bummer BIG TIME.... any1 lse in this boat ?? maser surgery options ?? I can't believe i can'e get this cleared up-----
: : depressing :-( rob

: Dermies are pretty god at telling what causes that problem. Do you by chance take any meds that thin out the skin? Have you talked to the Dermy about stuff you might do to aggravate the condition? If it is rosacea then it is treatable. Might want to invest in a straw hat or at least wear a baseball cap. Give the ointment a chance to work.

: Take care,
: Pat B

I have those red lines too. I got about 3/4 of tem removed at a skin care center. The more or less burn the ends of the leins with a laser type instrument. It is a little painful and causes some minor redness and bruising. For me,it made all the difference in the world. I went to a Circulatory Center. I believe they are all over the country. It is about $200.00 a treatmentI had 3 and could use 2-3 more. Pat

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