Spider Veins Treatment Specialist Questions & Answers
If you are experiencing spider veins and looking for a solution then please come to Colorado Laser & Vein! Our doctor, David Siroospour MD, offers comprehensive treatments for spider veins in Centennial, CO. For more information, call us or book an appointment online.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are superficial veins in the legs that congregate just below the skin’s surface, with several tiny veins spreading out from a central point. The veins are discolored and can appear red, purple, or blue. The name stems from the shape that the discolored veins take on, with them appearing almost like a spider with the central meeting point is the body and the veins spreading out from it appearing like the many legs of a spider. Spider veins can be quite small in appearance, while others are larger and more noticeable. They are completely harmless but can cause people who have them to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their skin. They are treatable, with the treatments being done strictly for cosmetic purposes and not for any medically necessary reason. Spider veins most commonly appear on the legs, focused on the thighs, ankles, and calves, more often in women than in men. The exact cause isn’t always known, although they can seem to be genetic, or related to factors such as pregnancy, weight gain, or birth control pill use. Spider veins are small, thin lines that are typically flat and spread out from a central point, which is different than varicose veins that are larger and deeper, often appearing twisted and lumpy on the skin’s surface.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins develop when the one-way valve in a vein malfunctions in some way, causing the blood to pool in the vein. Once it starts to pool, the blood will then spread out to the surrounding veins from a central point, causing the veins to discolor in a spider-like shape. The exact cause of the valve malfunction that causes spider veins isn’t known although there are several factors that seem to put people at a higher risk of developing them. In some cases, spider veins appear to be related to pregnancy, weight gain, or the use of birth control pills. Spider veins also appear to run in families, with people seeming more likely to develop spider veins if someone else in their family has them. The use of certain medications seems to also cause spider veins to appear on some people’s legs. Women are more likely than men to develop spider veins.
Who Treats Spider Veins?
As spider veins are typically not painful or uncomfortable, treatment for them is primarily sought for cosmetic purposes. In some cases, spider veins can resolve themselves, either through self-care treatments such as compression stockings or naturally over the course of time. However, treatment is available for individuals who would like to reduce or eliminate their spider veins. At Colorado Laser & Vein, our team of experts is happy to provide treatment options for spider veins in and around the Centennial, CO area. To learn more about our services and how we can help you, please contact our office to book an appointment with a member of our team. We will be happy to provide you with more information about our spider vein treatment and help you determine if treatment is right for you.
Do You Offer Spider Veins Treatment Near Centennial, CO?
Yes, Colorado Laser & Vein has highly skilled medical experts who can provide treatment to our patients for spider veins in and around Centennial, CO. We use endovenous laser treatment, or EVLT, to treat both spider and varicose veins for a quick and convenient in-office procedure with minimal downtime. To find out more about how our doctors can help you minimize or eliminate the appearance of spider veins, please call our office or book an appointment online with a member of our team.
We will happily perform a physical exam and provide you with treatment options to eliminate your spider veins and help you regain your confidence with clear skin on your legs. We serve patients from Centennial CO, Englewood CO, Littleton CO, Castle Rock CO, Denver CO, and Highlands Ranch, CO.