Vascular lesions, including cherry spots, are skin abnormalities that result from blood vessels forming in an abnormal pattern beneath the skin surface.
What Are the Different Types of Vascular Lesions?
- Port wine stains: Birthmarks that darken as a child grows older and most often appear on the face.
- Broken capillaries: Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that have burst beneath the skin and often appear on the face, around the nose or another facial area.
- Hemangiomas: These are bright red, raised birthmarks formed by extra blood vessels in the skin, most often appearing on the face, scalp, chest, or back.
- Cherry angiomas: A cherry angioma appears as a small red bump on your skin, often appearing on the skin after age 30.
- Vascular malformations: An abnormal development of blood vessels; these problems can be resolved with a custom-crafted treatment.
- Blue visible veins beneath the eyes: Visible veins beneath the eyes, or “periorbital veins,” can bulge upward or leave you looking tired or older and cannot be successfully camouflaged with cosmetics.
- Red or broken veins associated with rosacea: Rosacea can often lead to damaged blood vessels on and around the nose, cheeks, or other facial areas.