Varicose veins and spider veins are not the same, and are quite different from each other.
Varicose veins are swollen blood vessels that become enlarged and raised, becoming visible through your skin. Varicose veins are found predominantly on the legs.
Spider veins on the other hand are smaller, sometimes red or purple and most often appear not just on the legs but also on the face, forming a spiderweb pattern.
Spider veins are caused by increased vein pressure. The underlying causes are yet unknown as to why some people get them and others don’t. However, doctors believe that the tendency to get spider veins can be hereditary, and you are more likely to get them as you get older...Read More