What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are technically known as telangiectasias. They are actually a mild from of varicose veins. Spider veins differ from full-blown varicose veins in some respects. Spider veins are closer to the surface of the skin. While varicose veins bulge out and can become twisted and gnarled in appearance, spider veins resemble a spider’s web spreading out along the skin. These veins are normally a reddish or bluish color, and they most usually appear on the legs and thighs. However, spider veins can appear on the face. Dermatologists, such as Vanguard Dermatology in New York, offer treatments that can diminish the appearance of spider veins and other skin conditions. [Read more…]