l4Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are much smaller. They are often red or blue and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. These thread-like veins can look like tree branches or spider webs. Spider veins can primarily be found on the legs and face. They can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.

Causes of Spider Veins

The primary factors contributing to their development include backup of blood, heredity, pregnancy, hormones, weight gain, and prolonged standing or sitting and exposure to the sun. Spider veins typically occur more frequently in women.

Symptoms

Some symptoms associated with spider veins include aching, itching, burning or discomfort after prolonged standing. Although spider veins do not pose health risks, they are generally felt to be unsightly, and patients often report feelings of self-consciousness. While spider veins are usually harmless, treating these veins early can prevent worsening symptoms.

Treatments

Following an initial vein screening your physician will be able to determine an individualized treatment plan which may include one or more treatments utilizing the therapies outlined below.

 Endovenous Laser Therapy

 Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation

 ClariVein Procedure

 Microphlebectomy

 Sclerotherapy

 Transcutaneous Laser Therapy

 Transcutaneous Radiofrequency Therapy

 Transcutaneous Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy