While spider veins pose no real health risk, their appearance on the surface of your skin is often unwelcome. Our vascular specialists offer several effective treatments for eliminating the appearance of spider veins, including a state-of-the-art laser therapy in a serene and welcoming setting right here in South Charlotte, NC. To find out how you can regain natural-looking skin, call us now or schedule an appointment online.
Spider veins are broken, spindly blood vessels near the surface of your skin that appear in webs hence their name. Spider veins are very common, and typically develop in your legs or on your face, but they can appear anywhere on your body.
Medically speaking, these red or blue network of veins, also called telangiectasia, are dilated superficial blood vessels. While spider veins pose no risks to your health, they can cause symptoms and may be unsightly for many.
Spider veins develop with increased pressure in your veins in the legs as we get older, especially after the valves inside the veins stop working properly( normal body wear and tear). The reason they appear more often in your legs is that the veins in your legs are under a higher amount of pressure as they pump blood back up to your heart, fighting gravity along the way. As blood pools inside the veins, the branching veins start bulging and spider veins appear with time.
There are many reasons why people are prone to developing spider veins, including:
Several lifestyle factors also contribute to the development of spider veins, such as smoking and lack of exercise.
Spider are very common and recent studies show that 80% of the women and 50% of the men over the age of 40 had some form of spider veins.
While spider veins pose no risks to your health, they can cause symptoms but may also be embarrassing and unsightly for many.
Some symptoms you may experience:
Remember the 3 E’s:
A comprehensive treatment will be recommended to you. This may include a non-invasive doppler testing of your veins done in our office to evaluate where the pressure is originating from and whether the larger and deeper veins are healthy and working well. We offer a variety of methods to treat your spider veins and our vascular specialists will discuss with you the treatment that fits your condition and gives you the best possible outcomes.
Depending on your insurance, treatment of spider veins may or may not be covered. We offer an extended payment plan and we will work with you to get your legs to look and feel great again
To learn more about eliminating symptomatic or unsightly spider veins, call us at South Charlotte General and Vascular Surgery or book an appointment online with our spider vein specialists.