Small Blood Vessels Close to Surface of Skin
Spider veins are groups of thin capillaries -- small blood vessels -- located close to the surface of your skin.
Location on Body
They can appear anywhere, but most often show up on your legs and face. On your legs, they often surround varicose veins.
They are often seen in a web or tree branch pattern.
Not a Serious Medical Problem
Spider veins are not a serious medical problem, but they are a cosmetic concern to many people, and they can cause aching and itching in some people. The medical term for spider veins is