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Do you have tiny blue or red veins on your legs? These are spider veins — groups of tiny blood vessels that are close to your skin’s surface.
Spider veins are different from varicose veins in that they are smaller and not painful. They can appear anywhere, but most often appear on the legs and in the pelvic area.
Women have spider veins more often than men. They become more common with age.
Think your spider veins are unsightly? Spider veins can be removed through sclerotherapy. Watch as vascular surgeon George Anton, MD, injects a solution directly into the spider veins, which causes them to instantly collapse and disappear. Sclerotherapy can be performed in a doctor’s office.