Spider veins

Spider Veins are small dilated blood vessels.

 

They have a red or bluish colour and appear on the surface of the skin; particularly the legs and face but also on the chest.

Spider veins may be visible either as short, unconnected lines each about the size of a large hair, or connected in a scraggly starburst pattern, or like a spider web or a tree with branches.

They are most common on the outside of the thighs and around the knees but can occur anywhere on the legs or face.

Spider veins are treated by microsclerotherapy, which is an injection technique using ultra fine needles.