Spider Vein Treatment

Spider Vein Treatment in the Kansas City Area

Restore your confidence and comfort with spider vein treatment from Summit Skin & Vein Care, located in Lee’s Summit and serving the Kansas City area. Our treatment options include Sclerotherapy and Laser Vein Therapy–Nd:YAG™. Not sure what spider vein treatment option is right for you? Find out with a FREE vein screening! We will perform a vein screening prior to your physical examination to make an accurate assessment of the extent of your spider 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.

What Are Spider Veins?

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.

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. Oftentimes the reticular veins that “feed” into spider veins are thought to be just a bad case of spider veins, but there are definite differences. Reticular veins are 1 mm to 3 mm in diameter whereas spider veins are less than 1 mm. Reticular veins are more often accompanied by physical symptoms such as local tenderness, burning, and itching.

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.


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

Rely On Summit Skin & Vein Care For Your Spider Vein Treatment

When you need spider vein or varicose vein treatment, Summit Skin & Vein Care is here for you. With a variety of vein treatments and knowledgeable, experienced staff, we can assist you with your vein needs and work together to help you find a solution that gives you the results you want. To schedule spider vein treatment or to speak with a vein specialist, contact Summit Skin & Vein Care at (816) 533-4398 today!

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