Spider Naevi or Telangiectasia Angioma is a centrally dilated blood vessel with smaller capillaries radiating from the body thus resembling the legs of a spider… hence the name. They can be found in isolation or develop together on areas such as the cheeks. They are evident in the condition Poikloderma. They often develop in adult life but trauma can be a cause in children.
Certain conditions can exacerbate their appearance e.g. extreme heat, pregnancy or stress/pressure on the area. They are benign and harmless but can cause psychological trauma and are easily and instantly treatable using electrolysis leaving no remaining mark on the skin.