Perhaps you’re feeling a bit self-conscious about those unsightly veins on your legs. Are they varicose veins, or are they spider veins? To explain it in the simplest terms possible, varicose veins are those blue-ish, purpleish veins that are dilated and bulging, and appear almost “rope-like” under the surface of your skin. Spider veins, on the other hand, are typically red and not bumpy at all. In this post, I’d like to talk about what spider veins are and the best spider vein treatment.