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ds(8) very noticable broken veins on face

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WeAllHaveWings Sun 09-Dec-12 15:05:26

ds(8) has had a red spot on his nose for about 8 months. There is now another appearing on his cheek. They look like this and are very noticable on his young smooth skin.

He is very active (football, karate, swimming and generally out playing) so I think these are a combination of having thread veins on the face close to the surface of the skin and damage occuring through his activities.

Haven't been to a doctor, considering it to see if they can do anything, but looking at the internet it seem to be luck if you suffer from thread veins or not.

Has anyone's dc's had similar problems and know of any magical treatments other than laser surgery or know how to prevent anymore?

WeAllHaveWings Sun 09-Dec-12 15:06:16

excuse the spelling in thread title blush

anywinewilldo Sun 09-Dec-12 17:05:16

They are spider nevi and very common. My DS has had one on his cheek for years, although it has faded somewhat since it first appeared, and my DD has one on each hand. I have read somewhere that most children have at least one if you look hard enough and that they don't indicate anything underlying unless they are very numerous.

I think they can be treated buy laser (IPL?) if they are cosmetically bothersome, but otherwise I would leave them be.

anywinewilldo Sun 09-Dec-12 17:06:37

BY laser......!

WeAllHaveWings Mon 10-Dec-12 18:38:42

thanks any, thats reassuring.

does anyone have any experience of using creams like this

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