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Spider Veins

facial spider veins

Conditions Overview

Treatment Options

Success Stories

There are many factors that may cause a person to have spider veins including:

 

  • Family History
  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Use
  • Prolonged Sitting or Standing

 

Aside from the unsightly cosmetic appearance of spider veins, some patients may also experience restless legs, burning legs and/or swollen legs, and ankle swelling. A consultation with a vein specialist who uses ultrasound technology will help to diagnosis the vein condition and the severity of it.

There are multiple spider vein treatment options available, but the most common used procedure is done through laser vein therapy.  This technique sends very strong bursts of light through the skin and onto the vein. This makes the vein slowly fade and disappear. The laser treatment lasts 15 to 20 minutes, and, generally, 2 to 5 treatments are needed to fully remove the appearance of the spider veins from the legs.  There is no “down-time” following a laser therapy treatment, and patients can return to normal activity immediately after treatment.

“I want to take a minute and thank Dr. Samano and his office staff for a wonderful experience!   The amazing office manager who had my insurance approval in hours and my appointments made so quickly - thank you!!  I would definitely recommend you to everyone!  I am even going to post it on Facebook!! Thank you! Thank you!”

 

“Oh and my legs look great already!!!!”

 

- Winter Springs, FL

Spider veins are small, red or blue superficial veins that become visible, most often on the legs and face. They typically occur when the wall of the vein becomes weak, and leads to an enlargement of the blood vessels. Spider veins, though typically smaller and less painful than varicose veins, can still cause a considerable amount of discomfort and should be seen by a vein doctor as soon as they arise.