Spider veins and varicose veins are common conditions that affect many adults.
These abnormally enlarged blood vessels, which affect women more often than men, appear most often on the legs and become more prevalent with age.
Spider veins and varicose veins affect up to 50% of the adult population.
The following slideshow will highlight the important facts about spider veins and varicose veins, with accompanying pictures to better understand what they look like, what they are, and how to treat them.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins (also called telangiectasias) are clusters of tiny blood vessels that develop close to the surface of the skin.
They are often red, blue, or purple; and they have the appearance of a spiderweb.
They are commonly found on the face and legs.
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