Varicose veins are enlarged veins that look like blue, red or flesh colored cords that twist and bulge above the skin’s surface. They are caused by weakened or damaged valves in the deep venous system. As blood cannot be pumped to the heart effectively then, it leaks back into the veins making them bigger, hence varicose. These are most often found on the lower extremities.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but are smaller, often looking like spider webs. They are caused by the backup of blood as well, but hormonal changes, sun exposure, weight fluctuations and injuries can play a role in their formation. These can be found all over the body, but especially on the legs and face.
How we treat Prominent Blood Vessels: