Vasular Lesions & Broken Blood Vessels


Angiomas are benign growths made up of small blood vessels. They can appear anywhere on the body. The three most common types are spider angiomas, angiokeratomas, and cherry angiomas. Cherry angiomas are red or purplish in color and don’t usually grow larger than 1/4-inch in diameter. They can appear alone or in clusters. They are not dangerous.

Port Wine Stains

A port-wine stain is a birthmark in which swollen blood vessels create a reddish-purplish discoloration of the skin. Early port-wine stains are usually flat and pink in appearance. As the child gets older, the color may deepen to a dark red or purplish color. They occur most often on the face but can appear anywhere on the body.


Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and swelling of the face that can also affect the scalp, neck, ears, chest, and back. Eye symptoms (ocular rosacea) are also reported by half of people with rosacea.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are small blood vessels that have become dilated and appear on the surface of the skin. They are most commonly found on the legs but can appear anywhere on the body, including the face, breasts, and hands. These dilated blood vessels are usually flat and red, and look like a spider web or a tree with branches.