Spider Veins

Spider veins are the tiny red and blue veins usually seen on the back of the leg as you get older. They are a condition that is prominent in over a third of the population. While they are typically a cosmetic problem alone and don’t signal any serious circulation issue, many patients will seek treatment to restore a healthy and blemish-free appearance to their skin. In some cases, however, spider veins can cause an itching or burning sensation.

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back of leg and thigh with spider veins
Thigh and knee with light spider veins

How Are Spider Veins Different From Varicose Veins?

Spider veins are much smaller than varicose veins and usually don’t cause pain or discomfort. They are simply a cosmetic concern. Varicose veins, on the other hand, can be larger and more painful. They often occur on the legs and can cause swelling, heaviness, and aching.

While spider veins are not nearly as painful or serious as varicose veins, it may still be beneficial for your health and quality of life to have spider veins removed through one of our effective vein treatments.

What Is the Treatment for Spider Veins?

There are several treatment options available for spider veins, including sclerotherapy, laser therapy, and surgery. At your appointment, we will discuss all of your options with you and help you choose the best treatment for your spider veins that will improve your health and restore your confidence.

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