Spider veins and varicose veins are a common disease
You will find detailed information in our vein dictionary
Localised increased brown colour of the skin. The brownish discolouration may develop in the region of untreated varicose veins. It may also temporarily occur after treatment of varicose veins as the so-called “ghost of the veins”. That is to say, the veins have been successfully obliterated (closed off) and are now being broken down in the body. During this time, a slight brown discolouration appears where the diseased vein used to be.