So-called broken blood vessels aren’t broken, just enlarged and dilated.

These can come from sun damage, genetics, and also from having the condition called rosacea. These are most common on the face but may also be present on the chest, neck, and sometimes even on the hands and arms.

Telengiectasias are harmless but can be unsightly and also may cause a burning or stinging sensation. They can be removed with lasers (see section on redness or rosacea above for a complete description of treatments. Treatments of individual blood vessels often result in their eradication. IF there are large groups of vessels, or if they are associated with rosacea, then multiple treatments may be required to eradicate them.