Here’s Why You Get Spider Veins

Spider veins get their name by appearing as a thread-like network of red or blue veins that resemble a spider’s web and are often found on the legs, face, or hands. These veins may cause discomfort or may only have visual symptoms. However, the appearance of these spider veins indicates the presence of a vein disorder.

Valves within healthy veins prevent blood from flowing backward as it moves back up toward the heart. If the valves weaken, blood can leak back into the veins, collecting and causing pressure, and weakening or damaging veins.

This common condition may be due to a wide assortment of potential causes including aging, genetics, obesity, injury, sun exposure, prolonged sitting or standing, other health conditions, or even wearing clothing that is too tight. Another common risk factor may include hormonal changes due to pregnancy, puberty, menopause, birth control pills, pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy.

Today, spider veins and their underlying cause are quite treatable, addressing not just the symptoms, but the vein disorder. The best treatment for spider veins is laser treatment. Laser treatment for spider veins is a highly-effective, non-surgical treatment option, which is performed by a vein specialist doctor.

These spider veins treatments take only minutes per leg, and because no scalpels or sutures are utilized, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids, there’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless.

With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information about spider veins treatment, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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