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Spider Veins

Spider veins are tiny varicose veins that may be blue or red in color.  They do not protrude above the skin surface and frequently look like a spider.  The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasia. Spider veins are a good indicator that problems lie ahead.  In 85% of cases, spider veins are usually caused by an underlying increase in pressure in the veins that feed them.  Once the cause of this pressure increase is treated, the little veins may disappear.  Those that don’t can be treated by sclerotherapy, laser or thermocoagulation (VeinGogh™) procedure.