An estimated 30% to 60% of adults have varicose veins or spider veins. Spider veins develop more often in women than in men and increase in frequency with age.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are the small, thread-like colored veins frequently seen on the surface of the skin. The red, blue, or purple vessels often appear in a network that resembles a spider’s web. They usually pose no health hazard but may produce a dull aching in the legs after prolonged standing, an indication of more severe venous disease.