While they are usually not a medical problem, spider veins on legs may be the result of an underlying issue. The experienced physicians at our Jacksonville vein clinic will diagnose your condition and provide the safe and effective spider vein treatment that is right for you.
Spider veins are small veins near the skin’s surface. They may be red, purple, or blue in color, and they often look like thin lines or a small weblike network. Because they involve the body’s smallest blood vessels, they don’t have the large, bulging appearance of varicose veins. Although they are not usually painful, spider veins can cause a burning or itching sensation and are sometimes indicative of an underlying vein disorder.
As with varicose veins, spider veins are more likely to appear if others in your family have them. The hormonal shifts and blood circulation changes that occur during pregnancy can also lead to the development of spider veins.
Prolonged standing or sitting increases pressure on your veins, increasing the likelihood that you’ll develop spider veins. If your occupation requires you to sit or stand for long periods, you may be at higher risk for venous disease and should schedule a consultation with us.
The leading treatment for spider veins is sclerotherapy. This technique is safe, fast, and nearly painless, and can be done even if you do not have more serious vein disease. It involves putting a very small amount of FDA-approved medications directly into the spider vein to seal it off. This is a cosmetic procedure, but some insurance companies will provide coverage.
Patients who come to our Jacksonville vein clinic concerned about spider veins will receive a personalized treatment plan from our board-certified physicians who are happy to answer all of your questions. After your procedure, you can rest in comfort in custom lounge chairs in our recovery room.