Spider veins are networks of red, blue or purple lines that often resemble a spider’s web. Frequently found on the lower legs, spider veins can also occur on the thighs, abdomen and face. These veins rarely cause any uncomfortable symptoms, but they can become a serious cosmetic concern for some individuals. Some people with spider veins may also experience symptoms like aching or heaviness in the legs and swelling of the lower extremities.
Causes of Spider Veins
In many cases, spider veins are caused by venous insufficiency, the same condition that leads to the formation of larger varicose veins. Valves inside the veins that keep blood flowing toward the heart can wear out or become damaged over time. This leads to pooling of blood in the vessels and swollen veins visible on the surface of the skin.
Other possible causes of spider veins include:
Trauma to the skin
If you are bothered by the appearance of spider veins, we can help you remove the visible veins and achieve a smoother look to the skin.
Treatment Options for Spider Veins
At Arizona Vein Specialists, we offer the following treatment and removal options for spider veins:
Laser Therapy – Using a combination of the innovative Pixel laser and pulsed light therapy, we can eliminate visible spider veins on sensitive areas like the face or chest. Using a handheld device, light energy is delivered below the surface of the skin, damaging affected veins so they seal shut and eventually fade from view. The procedure is non-invasive and involves no discomfort or downtime afterward.
Sclerotherapy – Considered the “gold standard” in spider vein treatment, sclerotherapy involves injections of a sclerosing agent directly into the affected veins. The solution damages the walls of the vessels, causing them to seal shut. Treated veins are reabsorbed by the body over time and blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby. Sclerotherapy usually takes just a few minutes to complete and patients can return to regular activities immediately following the procedure.
Spider veins do not have to keep you from feeling comfortable in your favorite clothing. With effective, minimally-invasive treatment options for spider veins today, you can say goodbye to those vein networks with little disruption to your life. Contact Arizona Vein Specialists today at 480-945-0910 to learn more about your choices in spider vein treatment.
How much does Spider Vein Removal Cost?
The treatment options for spider veins vary depending on the individual situation and severity of the veins. So, to estimate cost without examining you and determining the appropriate approach is premature. This is why we offer a complimentary consultation. Please fill out the following form or give us a call at (480) 945-0910.