Spider Veins, Varicose Veins
Spider veins are small, enlarged veins that appear red or blue usually on the legs, but also on the face and other areas. They may be short, unconnected lines or form a pattern that looks like a sunburst, spider web or tree branches. Small areas of spider veins may be barely noticeable, but veins covering large areas of the skin can be quite unattractive.
Varicose veins are larger dilated blood vessels that may be raised above the skin surface and can occur along with spider veins.
Both types of vein can cause discomfort ranging from a dull, throbbing pain to a burning sensation.