Broken Blood Vessels
Whether you’re a man or a woman, you may have noticed fine, little red veins on the nose, chin, or cheeks. These are broken blood vessels or telangiectasis and can occur anywhere on the face, or elsewhere, but most commonly occur on and around the nose, cheeks, and chin. Broken blood vessels can appear as a normal part of aging or as a result from pregnancy, childbirth, birth control pills, estrogen-replacement therapy, sun damage, the skin condition called rosacea and even corticosteroids. Although not usually a medical problem, telangiectasias can be an aesthetic one because the blood vessels can be quite noticeable and make-up usually may not cover effectively.
Off the face, larger types of broken blood vessels can occur which are commonly referred to as spider veins. Spider veins of the legs can be treated by injection sclerotherapy or by laser removal.