Spider Veins

Board Certified Vascular Surgeons, Vascular Surgery & Cardiology located in Kalamazoo, Allegan, Battle Creek, Coldwater, Sturgis and Three Rivers, MI

Spider Veins

Spider Veins services offered in Kalamazoo, Allegan, Battle Creek, Coldwater, Sturgis and Three Rivers, MI

Spider veins are thin red, blue, or purple web-like lines that appear on the skin, affecting your appearance. At Advanced Vascular Surgery throughout Michigan, the team offers treatment options to get rid of spider veins. Treatment for spider veins improves your look and circulation. Learn more about your spider vein treatment options by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today. 

Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are visible superficial veins. They appear as thin red, blue, or purple lines that branch out, looking like spider webs or branches on a tree. 

You can develop spider veins on any area of the body, but they most often appear on the legs and face. Though not harmful to your health, you may not like how spider veins affect the look of your skin. 

Your spider veins may also indicate you have a circulation problem and may occur with varicose veins.

Advanced Vascular Surgery is a state-of-the-art vascular and venous practice that uses cutting-edge therapies to eliminate your visible veins.

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins appear when you have weak or damaged veins. Your veins work against gravity to push blood back to your heart and lungs for reoxygenation. Tiny valves in your veins open and close to help move the blood and prevent it from flowing backward.

A weak or damaged vein allows blood to flow backward and pool, causing the blood vessel to enlarge. Over time, the pooling blood causes a bulge in the vein that branches out, creating the thin, visible lines.

What can I expect during an evaluation for spider veins?

You can expect a patient-centered exam during your spider vein evaluation at Advanced Vascular Surgery. The experienced team provides high-quality care for all vascular and venous issues.

During your visit, your provider asks about your concerns and goals. They review your medical history and examine your spider veins. They may have you do a vascular ultrasound so they can see your veins and look for signs of damage. 

What are some of the treatments for spider veins?

Initially, the team at Advanced Vascular Surgery may recommend lifestyle changes to prevent your spider veins from getting worse. This might include not sitting or standing for long periods of time, keeping your feet elevated at the end of the day, and engaging in regular physical activity.

To get rid of spider veins, the team performs sclerotherapy. During this minimally invasive in-office treatment, your provider injects a chemical into your spider vein, causing it to swell, collapse, and disappear over time.

You don’t have to live with spider veins. Call Advanced Vascular Surgery or schedule a consultation online today to discuss treatment options.