Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Varicose and spider veins are visible vein disorders that many patients wish to treat. The main difference between them is that varicose veins are larger veins, swollen and raised from the skin and typically blue in color, while spider veins are smaller veins, which may be purple or red. Additionally, spider veins typically cause no other symptoms besides their appearance, but varicose veins are also often painful, aching and heavy.