Spider Veins Specialist

Vascular Vein Centers

Vascular Vein Centers located in Orlando, East Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Davenport/Haines City, The Villages, Rockledge/Viera

You can get rid of your spider veins with innovative vein treatments at Vascular Vein Centers. The team of board-certified vein specialists offers treatments for your spider veins including sclerotherapy (chemical injection) at offices in Orlando, East Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, The Villages, Davenport, and Rockledge/Viera, Florida. If you are ready to eliminate spider veins, call Vascular Vein Centers, or schedule a consultation online today to learn about treatment options.

Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

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Spider veins (also called telangiectasias) are small superficial blood vessels in the skin. They get their name because their appearance is similar to that of a spider web. They most commonly appear as blue or purple spider web-like patterns on the inner and outer thighs, calves, back of the knees and the ankle area. 

Underlying vein disease is usually the cause and the “spider veins” are the tip of the iceberg. Most of the time, spider veins are harmless. However, depending on the severity of your condition, you might experience aches, pain, swelling, or itching. Some people complain of warmth or discomfort over spider patterns. Some people with spider veins on the ankle or foot are vulnerable to them rupturing and bleeding if the skin gets dry.

What causes spider veins?

Your veins return blood to your heart and have valves that help push blood on its return journey.

The valves should be one-way, but weakness of the vein wall or damage to the valves can cause them to fail and allow blood to leak backward — a condition known as chronic venous insufficiency or venous hypertension. 

As a result, blood can pool in the veins of the lower leg. This stagnant blood makes your veins bulge, leak fluid into the tissue or transmit pressure into the small veins in the skin.

Several factors may contribute to your chances of developing spider veins:

  • Family history of spider veins or varicose veins
  • Age
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Hormonal factors- estrogen weakens vein walls over time
  • Sitting or standing for prolonged periods usually with work
  • Pregnancy
  • A clot in a deep or superficial vein

You can reduce your risk of spider veins by staying active and maintaining a healthy weight. If you spend a lot of time on your feet, wear compression stockings to support vein health.

How are spider veins treated?

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Your visit to Vascular Vein Centers begins with a consultation and exam, which includes ultrasound imaging of your legs, to evaluate your vein health.

Treatment of spider veins is considered cosmetic however insurance typically covers the treatment of the underlying veins which cause spider veins.

Your provider may also recommend lifestyle changes to improve your vein and leg health and reduce your risk of developing more spider veins in the future.

Whether you want to eliminate your spider veins for cosmetic reasons or to reduce other chronic venous insufficiency signs & symptoms, the team at Vascular Vein Centers can help. Call or book an appointment online today to learn about your treatment options.