Commonly, what people are experiencing when they say there are broken blood vessels in their skin is a condition known as telangiectasia. This is a benign skin condition which occurs in typically healthy people. The exact cause of the illness is unknown, though it is thought that continued exposure to the sun and extreme cold or heat can affect it. Telangiectasia is a condition in which widened blood vessels cause visible, red lines or patterns in the skin. These patterns, or telangiectases, form over time and typically in clusters. The condition is occasionally referred to as spider veins since their fine and web-like look makes them resemble a spider’s legs or web. Telangiectases are frequently found in areas of the skin which are easily seen such as the nose, eyes, lips, fingers, and cheeks. They can cause discomfort and many individuals find them unappealing. Many people decide to have them extracted.
Telangiectasia is a common skin condition. However, some people are at an increased risk of developing telangiectasia. This includes those who:
The goal of treatment is to improve the look of the skin. The most common methods include:
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