Spider veins are small, thin blood vessels close to the skin’s surface which have become dilated, and often appear as blue, purple, or red web-like collections of blood vessels. In some cases, spider veins may be accompanied by minor symptoms, such as itching or burning around the affected area. For many of our patients, however, spider veins are mostly a cosmetic concern.
What Factors Increase the Risk of Spider Veins?
Spider veins are often caused by the buildup of blood in smaller veins. Several factors may increase the risk of developing spider veins, including:
• Prolonged standing
• Sun exposure
• Hormonal changes
• Family history
• Sedentary lifestyle
These dilated veins could indicate underlying venous reflux disease or the risk of varicose veins.
Treatment Options for Spider Veins
Although spider veins are often a cosmetic concern, the vein doctors at the Goldman Vein Institute believe in treating vein disease at its source. Our proven treatment methods reduce the appearance of spider veins, and heal the surrounding tissues to prevent further damage.
In our Jupiter and Wellington offices, we offer sclerotherapy, a safe, effective treatment that reduces the appearance of spider veins. Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive, in-office procedure that uses an FDA-approved sclerosant gently seal the affected veins and restore healthy circulation.
Schedule a Consultation with a Vein Specialist in Miami
Are you tired of covering up unsightly spider veins? Schedule a consultation at the Goldman Vein Institute in Jupiter or Wellington, Florida, and speak with Dr. Goldman or Dr. Varghese-Goldman about the best treatment plan for spider veins.
Our offices are conveniently located in the Wellington and Jupiter, Florida communities. We offer spider vein treatments to surrounding communities, including Stuart, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.