While spider veins and varicose veins are similar, they do have their differences. For example, both kinds are formed when stagnant blood pools in the veins, and causes swelling. They are also more common in women, and are often triggered by hormonal imbalances or pregnancy.
However, spider veins, which are just beneath the skin’s surface, are usually smaller, darker, and less serious, than the varicose variety. Another distinction between the two is that, although mostly thought of as being on the legs, spider veins, perhaps quite appropriately, seem to have legs, as they can also travel to other areas of the body, including the face and chest.
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