Telangiectasias are actually small blood vessels (capillaries) that are visible because they dilated (widened). This may be present in cases of rosacea or after the prolonged use of very strong hormone creams on the face. There is a whole list of diseases associated with telangiectasias and at the suspicion on any of these diseases the doctor will do additional research. Usually, however, it is innocent (teleangiëctasia essentialis or essential telangiectasias). In children the more frequent is the ‘spider Nevus (Nevus araneus)’. Telangiectasias are also more common in women, pill use, during pregnancy or having liver diseases. The most beautiful results, if someone wants to change the appearance is by the application of laser therapy.
Telangiectasias are common in areas that are easily seen (such as the lips, nose, eyes, fingers, and cheeks). They can cause discomfort and some people find them unattractive. Many people choose to have them removed. Removal is done by causing damage to the vessel and forcing it to collapse or scar. This reduces the appearance of the red marks or patterns on the skin.
Laser vein treatment requires no downtime or sedation, and your procedure may be completed in under an hour. Laser treatment is ideal for smaller veins (about an eighth of an inch or smaller), while larger veins may require sclerotherapy (collapsing veins using a chemical solution) or even phlebectomy (surgical removal of veins). Your vein removal professional in our facility will assess your situation and help determine whether laser treatment is your best choice.
What causes telangiectasia on the face?
Connective tissue diseases can cause telangiectasia to develop on the face and the part of the hands and feet where the skin meets the nail. … Dermatomyositis: Telangiectasia can occur in areas of skin that get exposure to the sun, often including the neck, chest, shoulders, arms, and upper back.
Telangiectasias are dilated blood vessels located near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes. They often appear as fine pink or red lines, which temporarily whiten under pressure. Matted telangiectasias are clusters of these small dilated blood vessels that form a pink or red patch on the skin.
Is there a cure for HHT?
Most major manifestations of HHT, including AVMs and ruptured telangiectases, are very treatable. They cannot yet be prevented and HHT cannot yet be cured, but the options for treatment allow HHT patients to live normal lives. It can take some time to find the right treatment for you, but don’t give up!