Facial Telangiectasias are very small spider veins that appear most commonly on the nose, cheeks, and chin. They are typically red and purple blood vessels that occur in patches.
Much like spider veins, facial telangiectasias can be influenced by hormones, but they are most often caused by prolonged sun exposure. They are common in people who have worked outside most of their lives and also in women following pregnancy or the use of hormone replacement therapy. Facial telangiectasias do not pose a serious health threat, cause no symptoms and are always considered a cosmetic problem.