Although certain cases of spider veins can be asymptomatic, many patients experience extreme discomfort and self-consciousness at their appearance. The risk of spider veins increases as we age, and are more common among women than men.
The Board Certified Vein & Aesthetic Experts at Illuminate Center for Veins & Aesthetics provide the latest treatment options for spider veins, including complimentary sclerotherapy. Request an appointment online today for an evaluation with one of our vein specialists.
Spider veins are small, thin, veins that appear just underneath the skin’s surface. Named for their spider-web appearance, they can be red, purple, or blue in color.
Spider veins and varicose veins are both the result of damaged valves, but they have different appearances and symptoms. Spider veins are small and thread-like and often appear on the legs and face, whereas varicose veins are large with a rope-like texture, and typically only appear on the legs.
The symptoms of vein disease vary depending on the exact diagnosis, but often include:
Many individuals with spider veins experience no pain, however, their appearance can be embarrassing for some. Additionally, spider veins can produce very uncomfortable sensations, such as:
Spider veins often exist alongside varicose veins, and share many of the same underlying risk factors:
Mild cases of spider veins can be alleviated with regular exercise and compression stockings.
In more severe cases, Illuminate Center for Veins & Aesthetics provides the latest, most minimally-invasive spider vein treatments, including: