Spider Vein Treatment
in Tampa, FL
Look Good. Feel Good.
Venous insufficiency effects over 55% of the general population. spider veins can be the first sign of venous disease. They are small red or blue veins, typically found on the surface of the legs or face and can look like spiderwebs. Varicose veins, while similar and often confused with spider veins, are much larger and look like bulging or twisting rope
Dr. Fariba Gharai provides treatment for spider veins at Vein & Aesthetics Center of Tampa Bay. Dr. Gharai has done over 2000 heart, lung, and vascular surgeries in the last 15 years of being in practice and has had superior outcomes with these procedures.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins are caused by a backup of blood that can result from hormone changes, exposure to the sun, or an injury. They are often found in the legs because of the intense pressure on the veins to carry blood back up to the heart.
Other factors such as age, heredity, and hormonal changes such as pregnancy can also increase your risk of having spider veins, so it is important to take advantage of our free vein consultation for preventative measures.
How to prevent spider veins?
Some steps you can take to prevent spider veins from occurring include:
- Exercising consistently and maintaining a healthy weight, which can help reduce pressure put on the veins in your legs
- Taking breaks from either sitting or standing for long periods
- Limiting the amount of time you wear high heels, or shoes with steep inclines
What are the symptoms of spider veins?
Aside from their discolored nature, spider veins on legs may also cause symptoms including aching, burning sensations, or itchiness. Though generally considered harmless, spider vein may cause discomfort, especially after an extended period of standing. Spider veins can be a sign of systemic vascular disorder.
Many people find that the cosmetic impact of spider veins causes feelings of self-consciousness, promoting changes in lifestyle and clothing choice. Prompt treatment at the sight of spider veins can help improve the appearance and ensure that symptoms do not worsen over time.
How are spider veins treated?
Sclerotherapy is the most common form of treatment for spider veins and has been widely used for decades. The process involves the injection of a solution that will cause the lining of the blood vessel to collapse and stick together. The blood then begins to clot, and the vessel turns to scar tissue over time, allowing the vein to be removed from your sight.
Schedule your FREE vein consultation with the Vein & Aesthetics Center of Tampa Bay for an evaluation of your spider veins and to learn more about treatment options.