What Are Spider Veins?

Spider Veins are small red, blue or purple veins that commonly appear on the surface of the thighs, calves, and ankles. Symptoms of spider veins may include aching, burning, heaviness, itching and night cramps. Spider veins may be isolated or associated with “feeder” veins and/or larger varicose veins.

Treatment

Spider veins are commonly treated with sclerotherapy. A sclerosing agent is injected into the vein, causing blood to re-route to healthier veins. The dosage of the sclerosing agent is adjusted based on the size of the vein but each treatment takes approximately 20-30 minutes and is done in a series of monthly intervals. Most patients find that the treatment involved little to no pain and can be cosmetic or medically indicated and therapeutic.

Small Spider Veins and Couperose

Small spider veins and Couperose may occur anywhere on the body, but are most common on the nose, cheeks, and legs.

Treatment

Richmond Vein Center has the only FDA-approved treatment for spider veins of the nose and face – The Veinwave™; this is also ideal for treatment on the legs, ankles, and feet.

This treatment utilizes thermocoagulation and the results are instant, requiring no bandaging and producing no bruising, scarring or pigment changes. The technique requires no anesthesia, is nearly painless and requires no recovery.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider Veins are small red, blue or purple veins that commonly appear on the surface of the thighs, calves, and ankles. Symptoms of spider veins may include aching, burning, heaviness, itching and night cramps. Spider veins may be isolated or associated with “feeder” veins and/or larger varicose veins.

Treatment

Spider veins are commonly treated with sclerotherapy. A sclerosing agent is injected into the vein, causing blood to re-route to healthier veins. The dosage of the sclerosing agent is adjusted based on the size of the vein but each treatment takes approximately 20-30 minutes and is done in a series of monthly intervals. Most patients find that the treatment involved little to no pain and can be cosmetic or medically indicated and therapeutic.

Spider Veins and Couperose

Small spider veins and Couperose may occur anywhere on the body, but are most common on the nose, cheeks, and legs.

Treatment

Richmond Vein Center has the only FDA-approved treatment for spider veins of the nose and face – The Veinwave™; this is also ideal for treatment on the legs, ankles, and feet.

This treatment utilizes thermocoagulation and the results are instant, requiring no bandaging and producing no bruising, scarring or pigment changes. The technique requires no anesthesia, is nearly painless and requires no recovery.