Spider veins are thin, blue, purple or red veins that appear on the skin’s surface. Spider veins are often on the legs or face, but they can appear anywhere on the body. While varicose veins are like ropes, spider veins are like threads. Although spider veins are considered cosmetic, they frequently cause symptoms and are treatable with our trademarked VeinErase program.
Feeder Veins (a.k.a. reticular veins)
Veins slightly larger than spider veins are called reticular veins, also known as feeding veins since they “feed spider veins blood.” These veins are typically blue or green and are one to three millimeters in size. Reticular veins are treated in the same fashion and at the same time as spider veins. Both types of veins are considered cosmetic and most insurance carriers do not cover treatment.
Facial Veins & Rosacea
Rosacea is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that causes redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Other symptoms can include small visible blood vessels on the face, bumps or pimples on the face and watery or irritated eyes.
Left untreated, it can cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems. Fortunately, treatment options are available.