Spider Veins

Cosmetic Sclerotherapy


Common spider vein treatments performed by our staff:

What are spider veins?

Spider veins, just like varicose veins, are abnormally dilated veins that can be seen on the surface of the skin. Spider veins (also known as telangiectasia, thread veins, or broken veins) are the smallest or mildest form of these abnormal veins. Spider veins are classically blue, purple, or red in color. By definition, they are up to 1 millimeter in diameter. Their fine branching pattern can look like lines, tree branches, or spider webs (hence their name).

Spider veins are almost always found on the legs or face and can cover a small or very large area of skin. They can be asymptomatic and simply a cosmetic issue, or they can be an indication of underlying venous disease and varicose veins. Spider veins are sometimes caused by flow abnormalities within the medium sized veins of the leg, called reticular veins.

Symptoms may include pain, heaviness, swelling, and restlessness in the legs.