Red veins or capillaries can be common and can cause for concern. These veins are usually damaged or distorted, the blood pools within areas of the damaged vein, enlarging the vein, resulting in visible red veins we see in the mirror.
Red veins and capillaries are can be genetic, due to the aging process, may also occur in pregnant women, women on the contraceptive pill and in cigarette smokers.
Visible veins, broken capillaries and general redness due to Rosacea can successfully be treated with Diathermy and IPL skin treatments as these treatments shut down the vessel closing them off and allowing your body to absorb and expel them and also by strengthen the vessel wall.
These red spots that you can see on the skin are due to abnormal blood vessels located just below the skins surface, the blood flowing through these vessels pool within the vessel creating the reddish colour.
These red spots are also referred to as vascular lesions. Common Vascular lesions include:
PORT WINE STAINS
is a birthmark in which swollen blood vessels create a reddish-purplish discoloration of the skin. Port-wine stains are caused by an abnormal formation of tiny blood vessels in the skin.
is a red birthmark named for its colour. This red tinge of skin comes from a collection of blood vessels close to the skin’s surface.
SPIDER NAEVI - TELANGIECTASIA
Spider naevi are prominent blood vessel that occur as single or multiple blood vessels on the face, chest and neck areas. As the name suggests, spider naevi look like central red lumps with blood vessels radiating in a spider web-like pattern from the centre. High estrogen levels in their blood cause spider naevi. Individuals with significant liver disease also show many spider angiomas, as their liver cannot metabolize estrogen.