Redness of the skin is a common symptom that can have many different causes. It can be the result of environmental factors, such as exposure to the sun or wind, or it can be the result of an underlying skin condition, such as rosacea or eczema. In some cases, redness of the skin may also be a sign of an allergic reaction.
A venous lake is a small blood vessel (vein) in the skin, which over time has become enlarged and wider. Although the cause is unknown, it is thought that long-term sun exposure can cause venous lakes. They are usually seen in people older than 50 and are more common in men than in women.
Facial Vessels & Redness
Telangiectasia refers to the superficial dermal vessels which are visible to the human eye and can be associated with underlying conditions such as rosacea. These vessels tend to be red or deep blue and are ropey in appearance.
Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are tiny veins that can appear through the skin. Individuals prone to flushing or blushing easily, those with very fair skin and sun-damaged skin, and those with rosacea are more prone to developing telangiectasias.
Rosacea affects 16 million people in the United States and is characterized by noticeable red skin that is inflamed, visible blood vessels, and/or small, pus-filled bumps. Flare-ups can be caused by many factors, including certain foods, alcohol, cosmetics, and sun exposure.