Spider Veins

Spider veins are tiny, thin veins that are seen close to the surface of the skin. They are usually red, blue or green in color and resemble spider webs or marble. They are caused by a backup of blood, which causes the blood vessels to dilate below the surface of the skin. Spider veins are very small varicose veins and it’s important to get them looked at before they worsen. As spider veins are a symptom of venous insufficiency, treatment is often covered by all major insurance carriers.

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Reticular Veins

Not as well known as other vein conditions, but a common problem. Usually blue or purple in color and larger than spider veins, reticular veins do not protrude above the skin as varicose veins do but are visible in a similar way to spider veins. They may form on the inner part and back of the thighs, the legs and ankles, and occasionally on the face.

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