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Spider Veins

Premier Vein & Vascular

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery located in Tampa, FL & Largo, FL

If spider veins are painful or make you self-conscious, vein treatment at Premier Vein & Vascular in Tampa and Largo, Florida, offers you relief. Board-certified vascular surgeon Saleem Saiyad, MD, Nestor Guerrero, ARNP-C, and their experienced team offer spider vein removal procedures to get rid of unsightly veins. Schedule an appointment at the nearest office by phone or online to learn more today.

Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are visible veins in your legs or face that are common, milder variations of varicose veins. They might appear as discolored veins that look like twisted cords, a spider’s web, or squiggly lines. These veins might make you feel self-conscious or cause aching pain.

What are the symptoms of spider veins?

Some common symptoms of spider veins include:

  • Visible blue, purple, or red veins
  • Aching legs
  • A heavy feeling in your legs
  • Burning or throbbing 
  • Muscle cramps
  • Swelling
  • Itching 
  • Skin discoloration 

Spider and varicose veins vary in size, but spider veins are usually smaller and closer to your skin’s surface. For many people, spider veins are simply a cosmetic concern.

What are the risk factors for spider veins?

The cause of spider veins isn’t always known, but the following factors may increase your risk of developing them:

  • Family history of spider veins
  • Obesity
  • Being a woman
  • Older age
  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting or standing for long periods

To reduce your risk of spider veins, get plenty of exercise, maintain a healthy weight, eat a nutritious diet rich in fiber, elevate your legs when you can, and avoid sitting or standing for long time periods.

How are spider veins diagnosed?

To find out if you have spider veins, your provider at Premier Vein & Vascular reviews your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam, evaluating areas of your body containing visible veins. They might use ultrasound technology to diagnose your condition and establish a treatment plan.

How are spider veins treated?

To get rid of spider veins, Premier Vein & Vascular might recommend one or more of the following treatments:

Compression stockings

Wearing compression stockings helps eliminate spider veins by improving circulation in your legs.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which your provider at Premier Vein & Vascular injects problematic spider veins with a special solution to close them, causing blood to reroute to healthier veins. 

Microphlebectomy

Microphlebectomy uses tiny incisions in your leg to remove spider veins that are too large for sclerotherapy.

Endovascular ablation

During endovascular ablation, your provider uses laser or radiofrequency energy to close off spider veins and make them fade and disappear over time without incisions.

Don’t live with unsightly spider veins if they make you self-conscious or cause aching leg pain. Call Premier Vein & Vascular to schedule an appointment or book online today.