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#1 Peggy

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:24 AM

Just lately I have these red spots on my face. I believe they may be sclero related as they aren't acne but I'm not sure. If they are does anyone know how long they last? Is there anything I should be doing to get rid of them or to treat them?

Thanks and warm hugs from Minnesota.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:45 AM

Hi Peggy,

Is it telangiectasia? Here is a link for you to check out.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:06 AM

Yes, I think it is! Do they go away or are they here to stay? Do they get worse? Will I get more of them? How do you get rid of them?

Every day it seems like there is something else with this disease!

Warm hugs from Minnesota.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:34 AM

It varies from person to person, but ordinarily they do not go away, and yes they get worse. We have several members that have had laser treatments for them. One that I know of with success, and one without success even though she's had numerous treatments. Hopefully they will see this post and answer some of your questions.

I have them on my chest and just a few on my face. They have slowly progressed, but I am still able to cover them with makeup.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:44 AM

I'm sorry to say, but I don't think they ever go away. And mine have actually gotten worse, and have spread since I was diagnosed 6 years ago. I have them on my hands, my shoulders, my chest, and all over my face.

Sarah =0)

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:18 PM

Mine are allover my body. The ones on my face really dont bother me but I use green consealer on them. I think it gives me more charcter..
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:25 AM

Welcome to the group Sarah aka SpaceysChick. Looking forward to learning more about you and what type illness you have.

Also, a big welcome to any other new members that I have missed while vacationing to warmer climates. I have 2 more weeks. Time has flown by this year.

Peggy, I hope you find ways to not let the telangiectasia effect your lifestyle or happiness. I am one of the fortunate ones that only have the broken vessel type appearance on and around my nose. Very easy to cover so far. I don't have the red dot type.
Strength and Warmth,
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:44 PM

Hi Peggy

I've got those lovely red spots too on my chest, arms, face, pretty sure I had a few on my stomach too but they left....they come, they go, and new ones pop up....seems they come in little families some days...the odd one has decided to take up permanent residence on my face and no doubt a few among my freckles have done that also....wouldn't it be nice if we could charge them rent! I always described mine as looking like pimples because sometimes I'm sure some are a little raised, but they sure don't act like pimples. Someone on this site said once that if you press on them, they fade/turn white I think....
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 05:43 PM

Hi,

Something Sheryl said just rang a bell with me. I have the broken blood vessel type around my nose and high on my cheekbones. They have been there a while and some days are redder/stand out more than others. I can usually cover them with foundation though.

The "red dot" tpye that Sheryl spoke of I'm curious about. I have had a raised red dot (looks like if I pricked it it would bleed) on my stomach. I have never really paid much attention to it and it doesn't hurt or bother me. I wonder if this is a talengiectasia ? Are there different types ?

When I see the rheumatologist, will he know if these are talengiectasia ?

Thanks,
Karen


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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:03 AM

Hi Peggy,

The rheumatologist will know if they are the telengiastacias. You may get them on your hands and inside your mouth too. Look at the insie of your bottom lip, thats a common place too. I cover mine as best I can with make-up. They don't go away, and you'll probably get more. Sigh, this is a complicated very multi-faceted disease. Try to kep positive if you can. I have been meditating using a self healing CD. I have been concentrating on making my spots smaller, especially one that is huge right in the middle of my cheek. It might be wishful thinking bt I think it's helping. Good luck,
Peace,
Karen

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:03 PM

Hi:

I get those red dot on my face. I know they are not pimples. The good thing, for me, they go away but just tome back some other time.
I also have small spots of discoloration all over my arms and legs. What is that?
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:30 AM

I have just a few talengiectasia spots on my face especially around the edges of my lips and on my cheek bones but recently I have noticed them on the inside of my bottom lip so will tell Rheumatologist when I see him.
I've still to find makeup that will cover mine because I also have lots of freckles and one ever spreading 'age spot' which sits on my left cheek bone & no matter what I put on that it does not cover up. I do hate it because kids at school had begun to comment on it.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:02 AM

Hi Peggy:

Mine have always remained. I have them on my chest, arms, fingers and face. They're so tiny, they really don't bother me and add a little "character".

:lol:
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:07 AM

Ani:

Are they tan patches? I think that may be morphea. I have one the size of a 1/2 on my stomach an one the size of about 3" on my left arm. They are kinda leathery patches.
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:25 PM

Another quick question about telengiastacias, does the development of MORE in new places mean the disease is progressing or is it a more benign side of the disease.

I only ask as I have had them on my face, chest, arms and hands for 2 years now, but this summer I seemed to tan on my legs (for the first time in my life!) and now as the weather has changed the tan has faded, but now I have lots of telengiastacias on my shins, and I also seem to be in an arthritic flare now for the last 8 weeks.

So just curious really if you get more spots when your more unwell?

Hugs,
Irene

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:46 AM

Snowbird: " Someone on this site said once that if you press on them, they fade/turn white I think...." Is that right?? I'm definitely going to try that. I have a colony of them all over my face, also have them on my neck, chest and hands. My dermatologist reccomended vitamin K cream which I have been using religiously for almost 2 months and I don't see any difference. The sun definitely makes them worse so try to stay out of it as much as possible. At worse, they are just a nuisance but nothing to be concerned about IMO. I use a green concealer stick under my makeup and it seems to hide them pretty well. I did mention laser treatment to my dermatologist and rheumatologist but they both kind of blew it off, as if it won't work on them.

Karen

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:37 AM

I've had limited success with laser treatment for telangiectasias. They are definitely less noticeable.

The doctor uses a laser that is focused on the exact area, and looks sort of like a pen. It is more commonly used to treat caplillaries that come to the surface with age.

It is very rare for any doctor to treat this - mine was the only case he had ever seen. You will probably know much more about telangiectasias than he/she will! I went for three treatments. We found it was necessary to use a rather high setting for the laser, since telangiectasias are more difficult (your doctor probably won't know this).

I would not want to get anyone overly hopeful, since these sort of things can work different for different people. Also, I'm a 53 year old man, so I'm not all that demanding! (five years ago, when undergoing cancer treatment, I was quite happy to lose [what little was left of] my hair - one less thing to worry about!)

If interested, I can provide the website of my doctor. Since it is unlikely that others would be living nearby, they probably would not see him - but the site has information on he type of equipment he uses, which might be helpful tracking down a doctor.

Craig

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 08:52 AM

Hi. This is actually my first post. I registered a while ago and some day will get around to introducing myself.

Anyway, I just wanted to comment on the "if you press on them, they fade" comments from Snowbird and Karenlee. I've recently experienced some come-and-go red spots on my face and, when I asked my rheumatologist if they were telangiectasias, he picked up a glass test tube and rolled it gently but firmly across my face. After he confirmed they were indeed telangiectasias, I asked him why he had used a test tube, and he explained that they do disappear when pressure is applied but reappear the moment the pressure is released ... hence you need to press with something you can see through. Clever!

Judith

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:04 AM

Hi Judith

Welcome, nice you joined us. I didn't know about the tube, but it makes good sense...I found it hard to tell sometimes because my finger was in the way (not see through!)... :lol:

Karen, you're right, that's it!!

Mine come and go...and sometimes they come in little red army groups too.
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:06 AM

Welcome, Judith L, I'm glad you found us. And thank you for the interesting idea for telangiectasia.
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