Spider and Varicose Veins (Telangiectasia)
Spider veins and varicose veins are common conditions that happen when the valves in your veins don’t work properly.
Arteries bring blood out into your body, and veins carry it back to your heart.
Veins have valves, or flaps, that open and close to allow blood to move forward. If the valves become weak or damaged, they can let blood flow backward, which can cause swelling, bulging, and other symptoms.
At the Vein Center at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, our experts specialize in treating spider veins and varicose veins with the latest technology.