The most common vascular lesions of the skin are those spider veins that often appear on the legs, but that can also appear on the face, especially around the nose and cheeks.
These lesions are called telangiectasias and are very thin, reddish and branched spider veins and people with fair skin suffer more from their visibility. One of the causes may be exposure to the sun over time or due to rosacea.
There are two other types of vascular lesions of the skin, the port wine stain and hemangioma. Often these two types are confused, as they look alike, both are reddish spots, but their origins are different. The first is a congenital malformation, while the second is benign lesions originating in the blood vessels, which often arise while the person is still a baby.