Telangiectasias of the skin occur in multiple conditions. Thin skin secondary to long-term steroid use or aging, collagen vascular disease, and hormonal variation (particularly estrogen) are all implicated in the formation of telangiectasias.
Review Date 6/19/2021
Updated by: Ramin Fathi, MD, FAAD, Director, Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group, Phoenix, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.