Varicose veins are veins under the skin of the legs which have become widened, bulging, and tortuous. They are very common.
Spider or thread veins are similar to varicose veins but are a lot smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. Spider veins are usually red or blue in colour and resemble a spider web pattern.
Facial thread or broken veins are unsightly. They are also referred to as thread veins. These veins are usually red in colour and form a reticular or net-like pattern on the cheeks, nose or chin.