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Spider Veins

Treatment Options for Spider Veins

Spider veins are a common unwanted issue for many patients. The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasias. Spider veins can be multiple colors, red, purple or blue are the most common.


Causes of Spider Veins


Spider veins are superficial small bands of pooled blood vessels (veins) located just under the skin. Most often they do not outwardly bulge.  Spider veins alone is not necessarily a condition that a requires medical attention. There is a strong hereditary component that contributes to the formation of spider veins. Spider veins, however, can be an indication of a deeper issue of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Chronic venous insufficiency of the lower extremities is a term for a vein disorder that causes blood to flow backwards and pool in the legs. If a deeper issue such as CVI is identified, treatment of CVI via ablation or removal will often help prevent or delay additional spider veins from forming. At Precision VIR, our experts will be able to help assess and detect CVI with a thorough physical exam and duplex ultrasound. To schedule an appointment please call us at 214-382-3200 or complete the form below.

Symptoms of Spider Veins

Spider veins often are unsightly and a cosmetic nuisance. They usually do not cause pain, swell or bulge. They can occasionally itch and burn. If you have spider veins or notice an increasing number of spider veins, and are experiencing other feelings of discomfort (tiredness, heaviness, achiness) or pain, this may be a sign of an underlying chronic venous insufficiency of the legs.

Factors That Contribute to Spider Veins

Hereditary factors play a big role in who develops spider veins. Statistically they occur most frequently in women and individuals that have occupations that require them to stand or sit for long periods of time. In general, any condition that puts added pressure on the circulatory system increases the chance of spider vein formation.

The most common factors are:

  • Occupation/Lifestyle
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Sun Exposure
  • Trauma/injury
  • Heredity factors
  • Older age
  • Hormones
  • Overweight Condition

What are My Treatment Options for Spider Veins?

Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment of spider veins. The treatment session takes around 20-45 minutes and is an office based procedure that is performed in the comfort and convenience of Precision VIR’s offices in the DFW area. Usually, 2-3 sessions are necessary, depending on the severity and number of spider veins. Noticeable results are usually achieved 6-8 weeks after treatment. Sclerotherapy is very safe and patients can return to normal activity immediately after treatment.

If you feel you have spider veins that need treatment, the expert vein doctors at Precision VIR will evaluate your veins and tailor a treatment plan which will help you get the best results. This may involve initially ruling out a deeper issue with a duplex ultrasound. To schedule an appointment please call us at 214-382-3200 or complete the form below.

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Myths About Varicose Veins And Spider Veins

MYTH: Varicose Veins Are Not A Result of Prolonged Standing or Sitting
MYTH: Crossing Legs Often Contributes to Varicose Veins And Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
MYTH: Spider Veins Are the Same Thing as Varicose Veins
MYTH: Men Are Not at Risk for Developing Varicose Veins and CVI
MYTH: Varicose Veins Are a Cosmetic Issue and Don’t Need to Be Treated
MYTH: Genetics And Age Do Not Factor into the Development of Varicose Veins and CVI
MYTH: Varicose Veins and CVI Treatment Are Just Too Expensive to Consider

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Our goal is to deliver the most innovative, effective, safest and compassionate medical care. We specialize in minimally invasive interventions treating a wide gambit of conditions. We have expertise in all vascular disease and all minimally invasive procedures. We are committed to excellence in the field of Interventional Radiology and minimally invasive surgery. At Precision VIR, we focus on being expert consultants to our referring physicians as well as providing top notch care to our patients.

Our team is committed to superior patient care, research and education. The commitment of our staff, physicians and nurses to our mission permits us to maintain a high quality environment serving our patients and the community. Known for their expertise, our doctors are often called upon to teach their techniques to surgeons around the country.

We are experts in the field of venous disease and will do our best to help you both understand and treat the problem. Our doctor specialists have extensive experience with all types of vein patients including patients with connective tissue disorders and patients in the bariatric surgery patient population.

Precision VIR utilizes many state-of-the-art modalities to treat veins of all sizes. Our vascular experts will carefully evaluate each patient and confer with the patient to formulate an individualized treatment plan. The choice of medical treatment depends upon the severity, size, location, and depth of the diseased veins.

At Precision VIR, we have expertise in all available minimally invasive techniques. Our specialists will take the time to answer your questions about spider veins and our advanced procedures to treat venous disease. After an initial evaluation, we tailor the correct procedures with patient comfort, safety and maximum effectiveness in mind. To schedule an appointment please call us at 214-382-3200 or complete the form below.

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Precision VIR serves the DFW area including Dallas, Fort Worth, Carrollton, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Highland Park, University Park, Park Cities, Allen, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Arlington, Irving, Grand Prairie, Flower Mound, Denton, Lewisville and all of North Texas.

This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Prior to starting any new treatment or questions regarding a medical condition, always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider.