Telangiectasias, or broken capillaries, are small linear vessels that may appear on the face, around the nose or the legs. They maybe part of an inherited condition, acquired later in life, or secondary to certain the use of medications like topical steroids. These lesions are generally harmless. Treatment is usually sought secondary to aesthetic concerns. Telangiectasias may be treated by intense pulse light (IPL), vascular laser treatment, electrosurgery (burning) or sclerotherapy.

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