Varicose Veins / Phlebology
Vein Treatment Center
Latest Laser Technology; Treatment of Varicose Veins
N. John Collucci, D.O., RPhS
Charles I. Stein, M.D.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be flesh colored, dark purple or blue. They ofter look like cords and appear twisted and bulging. They are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are commonly found on the back of the calves or on the inside of the let. During pregnancy, varicose feins called hemorrhoids can form in the vagina or around the anus.
Spider vein are similar to varicose veins, but they are smaller. They are often red or blue and closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like tree branches or spider webs with their short jagged lines. Spider vein can be found on the legs and face.