The winter is often a time when people notice facial veins appearing on the nose, making it look red and obvious.
Traditionally this is considered to be a sign of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and the condition is sometimes known as ‘boozer’s nose’. There can therefore be quite a stigma to developing these veins and some clients can be quite concerned that others may think they are regular, heavy drinkers. A red nose with facial thread veins gives quite an unhealthy look to the face which can be a professional encumbrance.
Patients have reported feeling overlooked for promotion in the workplace, because of the alcoholic stigma associated with ‘boozer’s nose’ and the resulting assumption that they are undependable.
Vein treatment centres notice a lift in enquiries for treatment in winter months as the redness is more obvious.
However, a red nose with spider veins or thread veins is not necessarily associated with heavy drinking. Other factors include a genetic predisposition, too much sun, hormones or pregnancy.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Established in 2003, Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer thread vein removal at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol using the latest techniques with GMC-registered doctors and surgeons.
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