Spider Veins: Not Such an Itsy-Bitsy Problem

Well, maybe you’re not quite ready for liposuction, but you ‘d just like to get rid of those unsightly spider veins before you have to bare your legs this summer.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are small superficial blood vessels that appear red or blue in the skin — either singly or in a spiderweb pattern. They commonly occur on the legs, but are also found on the face or other areas of the body.

Spider veins appear more frequently in women, and female hormones may contribute to them — including puberty, birth control pills, pregnancy, or hormone replacement therapy. Spider veins on the nose or the cheeks of fair-skinned people are usually related to sun exposure.

Treatment Methods for Spider Veins

While not as problematic as varicose veins, which are raised and often painful, spider veins can be unattractive when covering a large area. If your spider veins bother you, they can be treated with laser or by injection of a special sclerosing solution that can make them disappear or become much smaller.

At Dermess Renewal, we use both sclerotherapy and the Candela GentleYAG laser to reduce the appearance of spider veins in the legs. The Candela laser effectively treats all skin types, including tanned or darker skin, and offers a patented cryogen cooling system for maximum patient comfort and safety. The scleropathy procedure requires that you wear supportive stockings for a couple of weeks following your treatment.

Uncover your legs!

So what are you waiting for? Get rid of your spider veins now, before warm weather gets here. Dr. Marvel or one of our medical staff can guide you in the treatment that is right for you.