What You Need to Know about Spider Veins

Spider veins are enough to make anyone feel uncomfortable donning shorts or a bathing suit what with unattractive blue and pink lines stretching the length of your thighs. Many people have this aesthetic problem and seek out spider vein treatment options.

This disorder plagues a great many people worldwide. It is a very common cosmetic concern in women as they appear on more than 50% of the world’s population of women. Although it is less common, it has also been seen in men. They can develop anywhere on the body but are more commonly seen on the face and legs.

When thinking about spider vein removal treatment know what it is your about to undergo. Make sure you understand what this disorder is, treatment options, and that you need to be a healthy candidate.


Spider veins often cause no symptoms or signs other than their undesirable cosmetic appearance. However, certain individuals may experience problematic symptoms from varicose veins. Symptoms may include swelling, throbbing, aching, burning, itching, heaviness, tingling, or cramping of the legs. These symptoms often worsen after prolonged sitting or standing. Individuals can also develop a brown discoloration of the skin and skin ulcers.


  •  Exercise: A regular exercise program and weight loss can help relieve the symptoms of spider veins. Affected individuals should avoid standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time, and elevate the legs while sitting.
  • Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is a common procedure and it is very effective in eliminating the majority of spider veins and some varicose veins. During this procedure, which requires no anesthesia, your physician will inject a liquid solution directly into the affected vein, which causes the vein to collapse and eventually fade away. Several sessions may be required for optimal results.
  • Laser removal: It is quick and relatively painless with results that are often instantaneous and dramatic. Larger areas of the body, such as they legs, may take a few sessions of laser treatment for a more satisfactory result to be observed.

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Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

Author - Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

SPECIALTIES: Percutaneous aneurysm repair, endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease, treatment for varicose veins, open vascular surgical procedures, deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism treatment and aesthetic services.