Spider and varicose veins are small, damaged veins that usually appear as blue, purple or red thin lines, webs or branches on the surface of your legs and/or face.
They are usually painless, but for many, it is something they want treated purely for cosmetic reasons.
Spider veins are usually small, thinner lines that may be flat or slightly raised and are often blue, red or purple and closer to your skin’s surface.
While varicose veins are larger and deeper under our skin than spider veins, and sometimes feel lumpy or look twisted, they are usually flesh-colored or red.
Also. varicose veins can cause a variety of symptoms, including:
About 25 percent of all adults have this condition, with it being especially common in women.
All of our veins have one-way valves that prevent our blood from flowing backward. However, when these valves fail, blood begins to collect in the veins rather than continuing toward your heart, causing these veins to enlarge.
A few potential causes for varicose veins include:
Although generally harmless, spider veins can cause discomfort, and you may decide, after talking to our team, to treat or remove them for cosmetic reasons.
Our options for treating spider veins and varicose veins include: