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.

Spider Vein Consultations

Treatment for Spider Veins Sclerotherapy

Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh offers consultation for patients with spider veins and/or varicose veins.

A brief ultrasound screening is frequently performed at the time of first consultation.

An Ultrasound and Doppler interrogation is non-invasive and by definition painless.

A treatment plan is tailored to each individual patient based on unique pathophysiology and anatomy of their venous system.


is the most common treatment for spider veins. This is the gold standard of care for this condition. In some cases, advanced ultrasound is used to visualize deeper veins hidden from unaided sight. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy or visual sclerotherapy can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, or VenaSeal when the condition is associated with venous reflux.

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