Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins are small thin blood vessels that lie close to the surface of the skin. They usually appear on the legs, face, or chest—but can occur in other locations. They are red or blue in color and usually have the appearance of a spider web or tree branch. Spider veins can be purely a cosmetic concern, but sometimes they indicate an underlying condition.

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In addition to being unsightly, some types of spider and varicose veins can be associated with varying degrees of pain and discomfort in the legs, and in some instances, a more serious medical condition.

Common Causes

Spider veins may indicate an underlying problem not visible to the naked eye. Often, there are ‘feeder veins’ or reticular veins, which are the source of the problem. Using an advanced imaging device helps to identify any ‘feeder veins’ in order to help eliminate the underlying problem.

Common Symptoms and Signs

Spider veins can cause symptoms such as leg aching, heaviness, fatigue, burning, and throbbing. The appearance and symptoms can gradually worsen over time if left untreated. Call us today for an effective spider vein treatment.

Diagnosis

Typically, an experienced physician can identify and diagnose varicose veins during a routine physical exam. However, underlying problems may be present that are not visible to the naked eye.

As a result, physical examination is important when considering treatment for spider veins. Some patients with seemingly simple spider veins may require further evaluation and spider vein treatment. Patients who have severe symptoms associated with their spider veins, or clusters at the inner ankles or inner thighs, may have underlying venous insufficiency that should be identified prior to starting treatment.

What spider vein treatment is right for you? Find out with a free screening.

We will perform a free vein screening prior to the physical examination to make an accurate assessment of the extent of the varicose veins, as well as to create the best treatment plan for you. Contact Summit Skin & Vein at (816) 533-4398 today to schedule an appointment.

Vein Procedures

Sclerotherapy
Laser Vein Therapy – Nd:YAG™

To schedule spider vein treatment or to speak to a skin care specialist, contact Summit Skin & Vein Care at (816) 533-4398 today!

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