What Is The Difference Between Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

The back of someone's legs with Varicose veins "before and after" photos against blue backgroundVaricose veins are a medical condition caused by venous insufficiency. They occur when the valves within your veins are damaged, allowing blood to pool in them.

Symptoms of varicose veins include pain, aching, unsightly or prominent veins, heaviness, tired legs, and restless legs.

A quick, effective, minimally invasive procedure can treat varicose veins and is covered by most medical insurance plans.

Closeup of a person's Spider veinsSpider veins are typically a cosmetic issue. Spider veins are small, web-like veins that are blue, red or green in color. They can be accompanied by aching, swelling, burning, and night cramps.

Spider veins can be treated with sclerotherapy, in which a chemical solution is injected into problem veins to safely and permanently close them.

To find out more about venous insufficiency, or to make an appointment, call Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center today at 1-800-VEIN-DOC (1-800-834-6362) or schedule your appointment online.