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Thread veins, often called spider veins, are damaged small blood vessels that are visible just below the surface of the skin. They are very common, affecting more than 50% of women, and become even more common after age 80.
Thread veins are typically harmless to health and are mostly a cosmetic issue – their appearance can make those who have them feel self-conscious. In very rare cases, they can be an early sign of a vein condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). So, if you have thread veins, it’s important to have them checked by a dermatologist.