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What is telangiectasia?

What is telangiectasia?

What is telangiectasia? Telangiectasias (commonly known as “spider veins”) are dilated or broken blood vessels located near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes. They often appear as fine pink or red lines, which temporarily whiten when pressed.

Are telangiectases serious?

While telangiectases are usually benign, they can be a sign of serious illness. For example, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare genetic condition that causes telangiectases that can be life-threatening. Instead of forming on the skin, telangiectases caused by HHT appear in vital organs, such as the liver.

What is the best treatment for telangiectasia?

Laser therapy. This form of therapy uses a specific wavelength of light to selectively heat hemoglobin (the protein responsible for the red color of blood) and seal dilated blood vessels. Superficial facial telangiectasias are amenable to laser treatment.

What are matted telangiectasias (spider veins)?

Telangiectasias (commonly known as “spider veins”) are dilated or broken blood vessels located near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes. They often appear as fine pink or red lines, which temporarily whiten when pressed. “Matted” telangiectasias are clusters of these small dilated blood vessels that form a pink or red patch on the skin.

What are telangiectasias (spider veins)?

Telangiectasias (commonly known as “spider veins”) are dilated or broken blood vessels located near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes. They often appear as fine pink or red lines, which temporarily whiten when pressed.

Why do telangiectasias cause sangrado?

Algunas telangiectasias sangran y causan problemas significativos. Las telangiectasias también se pueden presentar en el cerebro o en los intestinos y causan problemas graves por el sangrado. Las causas pueden incluir: Rosácea (problema cutáneo que hace que la piel del rostro se vuelva roja)

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