Spider Veins in Prosper, TX

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What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are the small red, blue, or purple veins that we often find on the legs. They typically have a branch-like pattern and are often the cause of embarrassment as they're hard to hide. These unsightly veins can become painful and can oftentimes worsen if treatment is not sought out. By treating spider veins at Vitality Vein Care, you can not only reduce the risk of these veins spreading over time, but you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you can wear the clothes you want without worrying about the appearance of spider veins. For more information, contact board-certified vein specialists Drs. Bradley Hart, Daniel Rizzo, and Aaron Roberts in Prosper, TX to schedule a consultation.

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What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Spider Veins?

Spider veins are caused by pools of blood in the veins near the surface of the skin. This is caused because the valves insider the reticular vein malfunctions and allows blood to flow backward rather than upward. When this happens, it can lead to "dead veins," which we know as spider veins. Most often, spider veins are caused by:

  • Genetics
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight gain or obesity

While most just think spider veins are unsightly additions to the arms, feet, and sometimes face, there are some cases where a man or woman might experience slight pain. It is somewhat common to experience the following symptoms related to spider veins:

  • Aching in the leg
  • Burning, throbbing, or cramping sensation in the lower legs
  • Swelling in the lower leg

How Are Spider Veins Treated?

At Vitality Vein Care, the first thing we will do in regard to your spider veins is to establish the root cause. This will help us treat them in a way that may delay them from reoccurring. While we can't cure spider veins, we can treat them cosmetically. Once we target the problem area, we inject a sclerosing agent that will flush the blood out of the vein, disrupt the lining in the vessel, and shrink it. Sclerotherapy is a common treatment for spider veins. Depending on the severity of your spider vein, they can typically be treated in 1 – 3 sessions. Usually, most of our patients experience a reduction of about 70 – 80 percent in the visibility of the spider vein. Because there is no cure for spider veins, periodic maintenance may be necessary. However, someone from our team will walk you through what to expect after your treatment.

Spider Veins FAQ

How many people get spider veins?

It’s estimated that about 30 - 60% of adults have spider veins.

Do spider veins go away on their own?

No, spider veins don’t go away on their own and typically tend to worsen over time. That’s why Vitality Vein Care offers effective treatment options to reduce the appearance of your spider veins.

Why do you get spider veins?

Spider veins happen when blood pools in the veins, usually from damaged vein valves, leading to what are called “dead veins”. These can be caused by genetics, hormonal imbalances, sitting or standing too much, pregnancy, and weight gain or obesity.

Does coffee cause spider veins or make them worse?

Any type of caffeine, whether it be in coffee, tea, or energy drinks, can constrict your blood vessels and elevate your blood pressure. Prolonged elevated blood pressure places a higher strain on your veins, which can damage the vein valves in your legs and ankles, leading to a higher risk of developing spider veins. It’s still OK to drink tea and coffee, but as with anything, moderation is always key.

What are the best ways to prevent spider veins?

You can reduce your risk of developing spider veins by doing just a few simple things, like:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Watching your weight
  • Wearing compression socks
  • Not crossing your legs while sitting
  • Elevating your legs when resting
  • Taking regular breaks when sitting or standing for long periods

Reduce the Appearance of Spider Veins

Do you have spider veins on your legs or elsewhere that keep you from wearing shorts or other clothing? At Vitality Vein Care, board-certified vein specialists Drs. Daniel Rizzo, Bradley Hart, and Aaron Roberts offer McKinney, Plano, and Frisco, TX residents the opportunity to reduce the visibility of their spider veins while slowing down the chances of getting them in the near future. For more information on spider veins and how to treat them, contact our Prosper, TX office today.

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