Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins

Visible veins are one of those cosmetic issues that can affect people of all ages, skin types, and walks of life. And especially in a place like Atlanta, feeling too self-conscious to wear shorts or skirts can make the warmer months uncomfortable. But one aspect of visible veins (whether they’re on the legs or the face) that many people don’t realize is the difference between varicose veins and spider veins. While they’re similar issues, these two vein conditions have some key differences, and the guide below can help you understand which condition you have (or whether you have both), and how your veins can be treated at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA)’s own specialty center: The Atlanta Center for Veins.
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At DAA, our goal is to helpevery patient achieve beautiful skin from head to toe, and that includes elements under the surface, like spider veins and varicose veins. Whether your visible veins are causing you physical discomfort or simply holding you back from loving your appearance, we’re here to help. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn about your treatment options. Or, for more fun facts, skin care tips, and special offers, follow DAA on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.