What are spider veins?

  • Small blue or purple veins just beneath the skin
  • Affect millions of Americans
  • Typically progressive
  • Often inherited
  • Affect ankles, calves, thighs, nose

Causes of Reflux and Varicose Veins

  • Visual – Small blue or purple veins can be seen just beneath the surface of the skin
  • Stinging
  • Itching