Description of Condition
Telangiectasias are dilated superficial veins. They are often found on the face and legs. The thin veins on the legs termed spider veins usually appear on the thighs and ankles. The veins on the face generally appear on the nose, chin or cheek area and often occur in rosacea. These veins are purple, blue or red and usually appear in three basic shapes: linear, branch-like or spider-shaped, with a dark center point.
Burning and itching are the most common symptoms of spider veins.