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Are small blood vessels visible on your face?


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Are small blood vessels visible on your face?

This condition is known as telangiectasias, which are small diameter, linear blood vessels that occur near the surface of the skin. As we age, these small dilated blood vessels commonly form on the cheeks, around the nose and chin. Heredity, sun-damage, aging and alcohol use are some of the contributing factors. Also, people with rosacea frequently develop these imperfections. It is important to note that telangiectasia is associated with other diseases, so definitely consult your doctor and make sure to provide him/her with an accurate family/medical history to get an accurate diagnosis. These blood vessels are considered to be abnormal and do not serve any essential function, consequently, removing them can give an improved cosmetic appearance. Depending on the location of the blood vessels, and if a dermatologist determines that you are a suitable candidate, laser therapy can be used to successfully treat this condition. Multiple treatments may be required. If appropriate for your skin type, use of a self-tanning product may help to reduce the appearance of these small superficial blood vessels. A cosmetic option to consider is to simply use a foundation to even out your complexion and conceal the redness.

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