They may not be bulging or painful, but spider veins are still unsightly and unwelcome. Medically referred to as telangiectasia, spider veins are more of a cosmetic than a painful nuisance. Statistically, spider veins are more prominent in females, overweight people, and people whose occupation or lifestyle requires them to sit or stand for long periods without proper balance. In general, any condition that puts added pressure on the circulatory system increases the chance that spider veins will form.
Did You Know:
-Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but smaller
-They can appear red or blue
-Spider veins tend to hurt less than varicose veins