Spider Veins

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are a type of vein disease known for their cosmetically displeasing spider web-like appearance. Most common among aging adults, spider veins can occur in the thighs, legs, ankles, feet, and even on the face. Spider veins are dilated capillaries, or extremely small veins visible just under the surface of your skin. There is no cure for spider veins. The best way to prevent spider veins from spreading includes wearing compression stockings for spider veins on your legs and feet as well as lifestyle changes such as regular hydration and exercise. Spider vein treatments to reverse the visible signs and help mitigate symptoms from worsening are the only way to remove spider veins.

Common  Spider Veins Symptoms.

— Appearance of small veins extending in random, web-like directions
— Blue, red, and purple vein coloration
— Tiredness
— Heaviness
— Swelling
— Tiny, red capillaries on the face

Recognizing Spider Veins.

Symptoms of spider veins range from minimal cosmetic issues to sharp pain and changes to the surface of your skin. Ignoring the early stages of spider veins and foregoing treatment only encourages underlying circulatory problems to worsen and other types of dangerous vein disease to develop.

If you are experiencing any of the above spider veins symptoms, you may have an underlying circulatory issue. Schedule a consultation with the doctors at Advanced Vein and Vascular Solutions and discover the best spider vein treatment options available to restore proper blood flow and best manage your signs and symptoms.

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Causes of Spider Veins.

The exact cause of spider veins is yet to be discovered, however, there is a difference between how healthy and unhealthy veins function that contributes to the appearance of your spider veins. Healthy veins function by transporting non-oxygenated blood up to your heart with the help of one-way valves. These valves control blood flow so blood can travel up against gravity towards your heart. For example, when you walk, the muscles in your legs squeeze your veins in order to force the non-oxygenated blood out and up. When your leg muscles are relaxed, however, these valves close allowing blood to flow backwards down your legs or pool in between the vein valves normally spaced about one inch apart. The more this happens the more likely it will lead to the appearance of the unpleasant spider vein symptoms outlined above.

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Best Treatment for Spider Veins.

Spider veins do not go away on their own. If you’re wondering how spider veins are removed, our doctors are incredibly experienced in the best spider vein treatment options to improve the appearance of your symptoms with state-of-the-art and minimally-invasive surgical technology.

VenaSeal >
Non-thermal treatment using special adhesive to permanently seal diseased veins.

RF ClosureFAST >
Minimally invasive vein treatment collapsing diseased veins with controlled heat.

Veinwave >
Spider vein treatment using RF energy to destroy superficial veins too small for a needle.

Sclerotherapy >
Injections that shrink vein malformations.

Spider Veins and Deep Reflux Disease.

Don’t let your symptoms get worse. See which spider vein treatment is best for you today.

What Our Patients Say


“My legs look and feel so much better than before. I am very pleased with my procedure and I will be eternally grateful to Advanced Vein and Vascular Solutions for finding out what the root of my problem was and healing me.”

Stephanie M.