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What are spider veins on the face?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology

These are normal, superficial, and far too obvious veins - arterial offshoots of the bigger, robust artery that goes up the nose and the middle of the face. That's why they are usually right near the nostrils. These arterials aren't necessarily broken or dilated; they're just close to the surface.

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