Spider Veins Treatment Questions and Answers

Spider veins are unsightly. If you are tired of looking at your spider veins and want a non-surgical procedure to help remove them, contact Reddy Aesthetics today! We have 2 convenient locations to serve you, in Long Beach, CA and Huntington Beach, CA.

Spider Veins Treatment Near Me in Long Beach CA and Huntington Beach CA
Spider Veins Treatment Near Me in Long Beach CA and Huntington Beach CA

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small, damaged veins that appear on the surface of your legs or face. They are not usually painful or harmful, but many wish to treat them for cosmetic reasons. Spider veins can be seen as blue, purple or even red and may appear in the form of thin lines, webs or branches on your legs and face.

In the legs, spider veins occur when the valves inside the veins decide to stop working correctly. These veins carry blood back to the heart, and to prevent blood from flowing backwards, they contain a one-way valve that ends up closing once the blood passes through it. If this specific valve is weak or becomes damaged, the blood may begin to struggle to flow in the correct direction, and cause it to begin to pool inside that vein. Over time, this will cause a bulge in the vein which will then branch out and result in what we call spider veins.

Spider veins on the face however, are often the result of tiny blood vessels bursting. Any form of increased pressure or sun damage from either artificial or natural sun can cause this to happen.

Many people tend to get spider veins and varicose veins mixed up, but they are two completely different medical conditions. Whilst both in the legs, either condition can be caused by weakened or damaged valves, but they are two different issues with different symptoms. Spider veins are recognized as being small, thin lines which are normally flat or slightly, not noticeably, raised and are often blue, red or purple. Varicose veins are much larger and deeper than spider veins, and appear to be lumpy or even twisted and are usually flesh-colored or red.

Depending on the severity of spider or varicose veins, each can cause a variety of symptoms which may include:

  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling of the legs or ankles
  • Achy or heavy feeling in the legs

How do I get rid of Spider Veins on my Legs?

One of the many ways you can rid yourself of unsightly spider veins is by wearing compression stockings or socks. These will help to reduce the risk of spider veins, as well as helping to improve blood flow, relieve leg swelling and lower the risk of blood clots.

Laser Treatment is also another treatment for spider veins that many use. Medical spas like Reddy Aesthetics use laser treatments to help spider veins that are smaller than 3 millimeters in size and close to the skin’s surface. The laser offers a strong, focused beam of light that causes the spider vein to clot and then dry up. Laser treatments are less invasive than other options available like sclerotherapy or closure systems as laser treatments do not need injections.

Do Spider Veins Repair Themselves?

There are many factors which can increase a person’s risk of developing spider veins, they include:

  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Being female
  • Older
  • Overweight
  • Hormones
  • Sitting or standing or extended periods of time
  • Previous blood clot or vein damage
  • Excess pressure in the face
  • Sun damage

Depending on each individual, some spider veins may fade on their own; however, it is very rare and unlikely. In most cases, once you have developed spider veins, they will need to be removed by a medical professional like ours at Reddy Aesthetics, if you want them to be gone permanently. Although they may look unattractive, spider veins are not harmful, and using minimally-invasive treatments like laser treatments, offer the best option for many patients looking for a cosmetic treatment for spider veins that will not cause pain.

At Reddy Aesthetics, our trained and experienced staff are available to help with this treatment, call us now. We serve patients from Bixby Knolls Long Beach CA, Huntington Beach CA, Lakewood CA, Paramount CA, Bellflower CA, and Compton CA.