Spider veins are threadlike red or purplish veins that appear on the surface of the skin. Although they can develop anywhere, they are most common on the legs and face and are not considered a health risk. Spider veins are smaller than varicose veins, but they are sometimes located together. Large clusters of spider veins may indicate deeper venous issues, such as venous reflux, which is a condition that can be diagnosed at our Albuquerque vein center. Spider veins are very common, especially in people over the age of 50.
Spider Veins on legs before treatment:
Typically, these veins do not cause discomfort, but some individuals may note a stinging or burning discomfort. Treatment for spider veins is very safe and very effective if performed by an experienced nurse or doctor.