Spider Veins

SPIDER VEINS (venous telengiectasias) are smaller than varicose veins. These problem veins reside closer to the surface of the skin than do varicose veins and are red and/or blue in color. Spider veins are short, thin, jagged lines that look like tree branches or the lines in a spider’s web. These veins are mostly found on the thighs, ankles, and feet, but can also appear on the face. Once again, spider veins are very noticeable in fair-skinned or pale-skinned individuals and for many are a serious cosmetic skin blemish.