Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are usually smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. These veins tend to form a network that looks like tree branches or spider webs. Like varicose veins, spider veins can also be caused by blood pooling within the veins. However, these smaller veins can also be the result of sun exposure, injuries to the legs or hormone changes. These veins are often found on the lower legs, but they also appear on the face on occasion.
About Spider Veins
Most spider veins rarely pose more than a cosmetic problem, but some patients can develop uncomfortable symptoms from their varicose veins, like itching and burning. The good news about spider veins is that there are a number of non-invasive methods of treating them, that involve little discomfort or downtime. If you are ready to get rid of your spider veins, talk to the staff at Incredible Veins about your options in vein treatment.