Spider veins are small blue or pink vessels that appear just underneath the skin. Although they can be unsightly, they are usually harmless.
Spider veins usually don’t cause symptoms but can be associated with burning, aching or stinging in some people.
Spider veins often occur randomly but can be associated with:
Spider veins are diagnosed based on a thorough clinical exam. It is often important to assess for underlying venous insufficiency through a non-invasive venous ultrasound.
Spider veins can be effectively treated with sclerotherapy, a medication that is used to irritate and close these small and non-essential veins. This is done through a small quick injection in the office.