Scleroderma is a disease of the connective tissue with around 8,000 people affected in the UK alongside their Raynaud's. Scleroderma means hard skin but its impact is not limited to the skin and even internal organs and blood supply may also become damaged. Currently the cause remains unknown and we continue to support research into its treatment and helping to find a cure. Scleroderma can cause telangiectasia on the face and hands.
Telangiectasias angioectasias are small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes, measuring between 0.5 and 1 millimeter in diameter. They can develop anywhere on the body but are commonly seen on the face around the nose, cheeks, and chin.
For more info on Scleroderma and Telangiectasia check out the following sites:
- Scleroderma Society
- International Scleroderma Network
- Raynauds and Scleroderma Association
- Raynaud's and Scleroderma Care and Support
Recently a lady called Alexandra took part in our #veilchallenge for Raynaud's, Scleroderma and Telangiectasia. She used Veil Cover Cream to conceal her Scleroderma and below are her results: