Spider veins can vary in size and can appear as unconnected lines, or they may have a pattern to them, so they resemble a burst or a spider’s web. They are usually red or bluish in color and mostly appear more frequently on the legs. However, they can be found on other parts of the body. At Rejuvenation MD we strive to assist you in the treatment of your spider veins and begin the process of self-rejuvenation.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are smaller and less severe than varicose veins. They are smaller, twisted blood vessels that have become visible through the skin. Turning purple, red, or more commonly, blue and they mostly appear on the legs or face. Spider veins do not generally lead to serious health problems because they are superficial and therefore procedures that address them are considered cosmetic.
They take their name from their striking spiderweb pattern. At Rejuvenation MD we use sclerotherapy and laser treatments to reduce the appearance of spider veins.
*Individual results may vary
Who gets spider veins?
Spider veins can be caused by numerous issues that we face in our everyday lives. Increasing age or hormonal changes that can occur during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause can increase the risk of spider veins. Taking birth control pills and any other medication that contains estrogen or progesterone also increases the risk of not only spider veins but also varicose veins. Occupations that require you to stand for a prolonged period can also increase the risk of spider veins.
There is a massive increase in the amount of blood in the body during pregnancy, and this can cause veins to swell. The uterus expanding also puts pressure on veins. Within three months after delivery, spider veins can usually clear up on their own, however, with each additional pregnancy, many abnormal veins can appear.
How are they treated?
At Rejuvenation MD we use sclerotherapy to treat spider veins. Sclerotherapy is a procedure that is non-invasive and convenient and also simple yet effective. An FDA approved medication is injected into the veins with a tiny needle, which irritates the lining of the vein. This creates a response that can close the vein, and cause it to be reabsorbed by the body. The blood from the closed vein may be then rerouted to a vein that is working properly, therefore restoring correct circulation. Let Rejuvenation MD help you live…beautifully.