Spider veins and varicose veins are both common conditions that affect the veins in the legs, but there are some key differences between them.

Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels that appear close to the surface of the skin. They are typically red or blue and are often visible on the legs or face. They are usually not painful, but some people may experience itching or burning in the affected area.

Varicose veins are larger, bulging veins that may be blue, purple, or flesh-colored. They can be twisted or rope-like in appearance and are often raised above the surface of the skin. Varicose veins can be painful, and may cause swelling, cramping, or aching in the legs. In severe cases, they can lead to skin changes, ulcers, or blood clots.

Both spider veins and varicose veins are caused by a backup of blood in the veins, which can occur when the valves inside the veins do not work properly. However, varicose veins are typically larger and more severe than spider veins.

Vein Specialists of the Carolinas specialize in the treatment and care of vein related issues. We will develop a treatment care plan especially for you, your specific condition and lifestyle.

If you are experiencing symptoms of spider veins or varicose veins, contact VSC today!

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