Spider veins are small, thin veins close to the surface of the skin. They are generally one to two millimeters in diameter. Although these fine veins are connected with the larger venous system, they are not an essential part of it.
A number of factors contribute to the development of spider veins including heredity, pregnancy, hormonal shifts, weight gain, occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing and certain medications. Many patients find them unsightly when wearing a skirt, swimsuit or shorts.
We treat spider veins with sclerotherapy.
Multiple treatments may be required, and complete resolution cannot be guaranteed. Brown pigmentation at the vein site is a risk of sclerotherapy treatment.