If you have irritating purplish, reddish, or bluish veins that look like spiderwebs just under the skin, you might wonder what they are and if they will ever go away. These spider veins, while usually a cosmetic problem, can also suggest underlying causes. Dr. Craig Schwartz is a triple board-certified vein specialist with the experience and skill to treat your spider veins.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins occur when blood pools in the small vessels beneath the skin. These tiny veins begin to bulge and become visible as blue, red, or purple discoloration. Spider veins look like spider webs or tree branches. Most do not require concern, but you should have a vein specialist assess the underlying causes of your spider veins. In some cases, spider veins can indicate a deeper venous circulation problem. Spider veins occur most often on the legs or the face.