Spider and varicose veins are a common vascular condition affecting millions of men and women worldwide. These vascular deficiencies can not only cause multiple uncomfortable symptoms, they can also be visible underneath the skin and cause a cosmetically unappealing appearance. At The Vein Center, we offer a wide range of treatments to safely and effectively clear spider and varicose veins from the skin.
What are Spider Veins?
Characterized by clusters of tiny, dark red or purple veins that resemble branches or spider legs, spider veins are most commonly found on the face, legs, ankles and feet. Spider veins are typically not a cause for medical concern and are mostly removed to clear the skin and improve blood flow.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are also visible beneath the skin surface but are larger and tend to protrude out from the skin surface. They also have a twisted or gnarled appearance that can cause self-consciousness to those who are experiencing them. Depending on the size and location of varicose veins, they can be difficult to treat, but our team of vascular experts at The Vein Center offer multiple minimally-invasive procedures to safely and effectively restore clear skin and optimal blood flow.
What Causes Spider and Varicose Veins?
The development of spider and varicose veins can happen for several reasons, including:
- Extensive travel, especially by air
- Occupations that require prolonged sitting or standing
- Certain underlying medical conditions
- A history of blood clots
While these vascular deficiencies are often asymptomatic, some patients experience multiple symptoms in the legs, including:
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
The goal of all vein treatments is the same – to permanently remove them from the skin, improve the appearance of the skin, and restore proper functionality of the circulatory system. Our treatments use high-tech, clinically-tested methods such as laser and thermal energy to seal veins without causing trauma to the skin, and all of our vein removal options can be performed in our office with minimal disruption to your normal activities.
During your consultation, our medical team will use the latest in diagnostic testing to gather an accurate evaluation of your vascular health and determine how to best treat your spider and varicose veins.
Contact The Vein Center today to schedule a consultation and find out more about the causes and treatments of spider and varicose veins.