What Are Spider Veins and Varicose Veins?
Spider veins are small red, blue or purple blood vessels that sit just below the skin’s surface. They can often appear anywhere but most often occur in the arms, legs or the face. They are considered a sign of aging and are caused by elevated blood pressure in tiny veins that sit close to the surface. The reason they’re called spider veins is that they can often appear as a web of small lines that branch out.
Spider veins are harmless but can occasionally burn or feel a little painful. They don’t cause many problems and patients with spider veins can typically have them treated to a point they disappear completely.
Varicose veins are a little different. These are superficial veins that can become enlarged and cause a lot of pain. They often swell and feel tender to the touch. While most consider varicose veins to be a cosmetic issue, they can actually be a sign of an underlying medical condition known as Venous Insufficiency.
Regardless of the condition, you might be facing, TVE Florida can offer personalized treatments to help you deal with both conditions. Dr. Lina Vargas is a board-certified vascular surgeon that specializes in vascular and endovascular surgery. Her expertise can help patients identify the signs of spider veins and varicose veins and propose treatments that will help treat the condition swiftly and efficiently.