Spider veins (telangiectasia) are blue, purple, or red veins that appear just below the surface of the skin anywhere on the body. Commonly found on legs, cheeks, nose and chin, spider veins do not bulge, but they can create discolorations and mar the appearance that patients find uncomfortable or embarrassing. Sometimes, patients report stinging or burning. Spider veins can be a sign of blood flow disorders.
Treatment at an early stage prevents complications and increasing spread of the veins. At the Fairfax Vein Center, we use a simple procedure called sclerotherapy to treat these veins.