My Children Have Broken Capillaries on Their Faces & my Daughter Also Has Cysts on Her Eyelid?

We've been blessed with three beautiful children. Two of our children 5yrs and 3yrs have broken capillaries on their cheeks. Our 5 yr old also has eczema, keratosis pilaris, hives, warts and cysts. As a a baby she suffered from ptosis. Two of them are suffering with molluscum contagiosum at the moment. We're a very clean family with no pets! Our 5 yr old is currently being picked on for broken capillaries. Is there anything that can be done? I can see where this may lead to low self esteem. Thanks

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In adults, capillaries on the skin are easily treated with lasers or IPL ... Buffalo Niagara, NY

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Adult patients are routinely treated with lasers and IPL for facial capillaries. 

Children have very sensitive and fragile skin and therefore it is prudent to see a pediatric dermatologist who can give you further guidance. 

Children and Broken Capillaries, Cysts

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Thank you for your question. You need to be followed by a board certified dermatologist specializing in pediatric issues.  The capillaries can be treated with a V-Beam if the skin pigment is compatible.  Your dermatologist should be able to guide your through your vascular options.  Lasers can reduce vessels in dramatic fashion. I hope this helps.

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