Both spider and varicose veins disrupt the smooth surface of the skin. Both are caused by dysfunctional valves impeding blood flow.
The biggest difference between the two is size. Spider veins are small vessels, appearing as little red, purple and blue lines sprawling in webs across the skin. Varicose veins are large, swollen vessels bulging and twisting down legs.
Varicose veins can develop secondary complications, like venous ulcers and aching. Spider veins do not usually cause painful sensations, though their appearance may feel disruptive.
Both varicose veins and spider veins are treatable. Sign up for your free screening today and enjoy the difference in your legs. Call 717-412-7226.