Many people ask what is the difference between varicose and spider veins. A vein is a type of blood vessel that transports blood to your heart. The blood is then re-oxygenated and sent throughout your body. Each vein possesses one way valves designed to keep blood flowing toward your heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves that allow blood to pool into them, leading to their well known twisted and bulging appearance.
Spider veins are smaller types of varicose veins that can appear on the legs and face. They are typically very small and appear blueish red. Rather than being twisted or bulging spider veins usually have a spider web appearance, hence the name. To learn more about the treatments for these conditions contact our office at 513 873-9700