What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are typically harmless, small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin. While not dangerous, patients seek spider vein treatment for cosmetic reasons. They are similar to varicose veins, but lie closer to the skin’s surface and are smaller in size.
Spider veins are often red or purple in color and are usually formed in clusters on the thighs, behind the knees, and near the feet and ankles. Although it’s not usually symptomatic, some individuals experience itching and occasional vein ruptures due to spider veins.
Risk Factors of Spider Veins
What causes spider veins to appear? If you exhibit any of the following risk factors closely associated with spider veins, you may be more prone to spider veins:
- Family history of venous disease
- Gender (more common in females)
- Occupation requiring prolonged standing or sitting
Spider Vein Treatment
Come to Heart of Dixie Vein and Vascular Center for spider vein treatment and spider vein removal in St. George, UT and surrounding southern Utah locations. We look at the underlying causes of your spider veins to create a holistic treatment plan that will improve the quality of your everyday living.
One offered spider vein treatment is sclerotherapy. This is a minimally invasive in-office procedure, where a sterile solution known as a sclerosant is injected through a small needle directly into your vein. The injected solution closes spider veins, reducing their size, often referred to as spider vein removal. To compensate for the loss of the vein, blood circulation is re-routed through healthy veins. Sclerotherapy is not covered by insurance as it is considered cosmetic.
At Heart of Dixie Vein and Vascular Center, we provide our patients with the latest, least painful, and least invasive spider vein treatments that provide the same great-looking results. Talk to one of our vein specialists today about all our available spider vein treatments!
Are you suffering from unsightly spider veins? Heart of Dixie Vein Center offers minimally invasive to noninvasive spider vein treatment in St. George, Cedar City, Kanab, UT, and Mesquite, NV. Schedule a consultation appointment to talk with our specialists about which options are right for treating your spider veins.
Information about Spider Veins on Chest and Facial Spider Vein Removal
Facial spider veins and spider veins on chests are common areas to find spider veins as well. Again, these are not usually a cause for concern, but they can be unattractive and make patients feel self-conscious about their appearance. Sometimes these spider veins also cause itchiness and skin discoloration.
Common spider vein treatments like laser treatment for spider veins can be an extremely painful procedure in such sensitive areas as the face and chest. Facial spider vein removal then and attempting to remove spider veins on chest can be a difficult, agonizing process unless done through another treatment.
Even laser spider vein treatment on legs can be painful. But there are other practices for facial spider vein removal, treatment for spider veins on chest, or spider vein treatment on legs that don’t involved undergoing a painful procedure or invasive operation.