Spider veins are small, dilated (stretched) blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. They are usually small blue or purple veins with a branching pattern commonly found on the thigh and lower leg. Spider veins are progressive in nature and usually increase in number and visibility with age.
Mountain Medical's vein center offers sclerotherapy which is the most popular spider vein treatment option for the legs and thighs. This in-office cosmetic procedure uses a tiny needle to inject a solution into the varicosed vein causing it to collapse and fade.