At the Vein Centers of Connecticut, it is our mission to eliminate pain and enhance physical appearance. Whether you suffer from varicose veins or want to smooth fine lines on the face, our doctors and clinicians take care of you from head to toe! We treat the underlying issue, so you can look and feel your best.
Spider veins are a vascular condition. Considered less serious than varicose vein disease, spider veins get their name from their appearance, as they resemble a spider web. They can appear anywhere on the body, but are commonly found on the legs, ankles and behind the knees.
It is a common misconception that the terms “varicose veins” and “spider veins” can be used interchangeably. Although both are common vein disorders that we treat in our clinics, there are many key differences between the two! What are some common misunderstandings about spider and varicose veins?