Spider Vein Treatments And What To Expect

Spider Veins - Treatment by Vein Specialists of PittsburghSpider veins are red, blue, purple, or pinkish lines which can be seen on the outer part of the skin in a spider-leg arrangement. The actual structure you are seeing is a vessel called capillaries or small veins (venules) which have become larger than structurally designed and become apparent on the skin.

Symptoms of Spider Veins

Symptoms

Spider veins are often accompanied with swelling, throbbing, burning, a cramping feeling and leg fatigue. Patients can have more or less of these symptoms despite visible appearance of spider veins.

Even without the associated symptoms, many choose to still treat spider veins

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Can Spider Veins be a Sign of Something Else?

Treatment for Spider Veins Symptoms

Visible spider veins may just be the first sign of a deeper problem. Often spider veins can be a sign of venous insufficiency and reflux in the larger veins towards the surface of the skin known as superficial veins or perforators (veins that connect the superficial veins to the deep veins).

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What If I Don't Get My Spider Veins Treated?

Symptoms Treatment for Spider Veins

What if I don’t get my Spider Veins Treated?
The short answer is it depends on the cause of the Spider Veins, if they are a manifestation of underlying venous insufficiency, if you have symptoms, or if they are hormonal or hereditary in origin.

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