Spider veins, also known as telangiectasia, affect about one out of three women. These tiny (<1mm) red, blue, or purple veins lie in or immediately below the skin’s surface and are commonly found on the thighs, calves, and ankles. However, they may be seen in other locations like the face and breast. Thankfully, Vein Specialists of the South offers the best treatments available for this vein disease.
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Spider veins usually appear as one of three patterns:
- Spider web pattern: veins radiating out from a central point
- Tree branch pattern: most often seen on the anterior and lateral thigh
- Thin linear pattern: typically seen on the medial thigh and inner knee
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Contributing Factors For Spider Veins:
Varicose Vein Risk Factors
Aging: As you age, your veins grow weaker and more susceptible to vein disease.
Heredity: Genetics is the number one contributing factor for developing vein disease.
Obesity: Obesity puts excessive pressure on the veins and can cause vein disease.
Gender: Women are more likely to develop vein disease than men.
Lifestyle: Sitting or standing for long periods of time can cause varicose veins.
Pregnancy: Changes from pregnancy increase your risk for developing varicose veins.
Spider Vein Treatment Options
Vein Specialists of the South offers the best treatments available for spider veins. Dr. Harper has evaluated more than 18,000 patients since 2000. He and the Vein Specialists team are dedicated to providing innovative, minimally invasive, non-surgical, office based procedures designed to give you BetterLooking® legs and Better Veins for Life®.
Two treatment options are available for spider veins: sclerotherapy and surface laser therapy. We prefer sclerotherapy, which is considered the gold standard treatment for spider veins on the legs, worldwide. For difficult spider veins on the legs and facial spider veins, Dr. Kenneth Harper prefers surface laser treatments.
If you are looking for a vein specialist in Georgia, Dr. Harper and staff have treated thousands of patients suffering from spider veins since 1997. The process begins with a consult to determine if underlying vein disease is present. If underlying problems are identified we recommend that these be treated first to achieve the best results with your spider vein treatments.
Spider vein treatment is a process typically involving a series of (two to four) sclerotherapy sessions. You can expect to begin to see improvement in your legs after the second sclerotherapy session. Maintenance sessions every 12-18 months will be needed to keep your legs looking and feeling great.
Improvement in the appearance of your legs is usually seen after the second sclerotherapy session. Optimum results include 70% to 80% fading of the visible spider veins upon completing their series of sclerotherapy sessions. Periodic maintenance sessions help keep your legs looking and feeling great.