Mercer Island - Seattle - Bellevue
Skin redness can be caused by a variety of vascular lesions (skin blemishes caused by abnormal blood vessels located beneath the surface layer of the skin):
The most common type of vascular lesion, are made of clusters of dilated capillaries that grow immediately below the surface of the skin. Appearing cherry red or purple in color this type of vascular lesion is benign in nature and typically occurs on the face, neck, arms, legs and torso. Cherry angiomas are roughly the size of a pinhead and do not protrude above the surface of the skin. They generally appear on the body after the age of 40.
These are small dilated blood vessels on the surface of the skin that commonly appear on the face around the nose, cheeks, and chin. They can also appear on the upper thigh, knees and ankles. While Telangiectasias are often caused by sun damage or aging, they are also associated with other conditions such as rosacea and scleroderma. They appear as red, blue, or purple linear marks, measuring less than 1-3 mm in width and several millimeters to centimeters in length.
Is a skin disorder that causes facial blood vessels to dilate and enlarge, resulting in blotchy redness, pimple-like bumps and excessive flushing. Rosacea has four phases, each containing its own set of symptoms that range from a repeated tendency towards blushing or flushing (pre-rosacea) to the development of small red bumps and/or pus filled pimples. Rosacea is often confused with adult acne; however it does not produce blackheads, whiteheads or cysts. Rosacea generally occurs in adults between the ages of 30 and 50