Posted by Alan I. Benvenisty, MD
Varicose veins and spider veins are similar in many ways. They are both blood vessels that twist and turn. They are typically in your legs and can be seen through your skin. Varicose veins are more significant than spider veins. They also are more raised and swollen than spider veins. Spider veins are smaller and are red, purple or blue and can also be located in your face.