Spider veins are thought to be the result a miniature version of the same process as varicose veins. Increased vein pressure can cause the little veins, called telangectasias, to form. In women, they often appear during or after pregnancy, but can also occur because of hereditary factors or hormone stimulation.
Spider veins are cosmetic and are not a health or medical issue. These are small red, purple and/or blue tiny veins found on the surface of the skin. They often are found in combination with slightly larger reticular veins, which tend to be green or blue in color. Spider veins and reticular veins may or may not be associated with significant Venous insufficiency, therefore an experienced practitioner should carefully examine a patient’s legs before attempting treatment. If there is significant Venous Insufficiency present, any treatment for the spider or reticular veins is unlikely to provide lasting results.