Telangiectasia

Vascular ectasias; Spider veins

Telangiectasias are small, widened blood vessels on the skin. They are usually harmless, but may be associated with several diseases.

Angioma serpiginosum

Angioma serpiginosum appears most frequently in adolescent females and consists of small, superficial telangiectasias (vascular lesions) in the skin.

Telangiectasia - legs

Essential telangiectasia often appears over the lower extremities, beginning in adolescence, and continuing throughout adult life.

Telangiectasias - upper arm

Telangiectasias of the skin occur in multiple conditions. Thin skin secondary to long-term steroid use or aging, collagen vascular disease, and hormonal variation (particularly estrogen) are all implicated in the formation of telangiectasias.

Causes

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit