Spider Veins Treatment

Varicose veins or spider veins affect 30% to 60% of adults, although they develop more often in women and increase in frequency with age. Thankfully, good varicose veins treatment and spider veins treatment are available in San Diego, CA.

Q: What are spider veins?

Dilated capillaries on the skin, called spider veins, are common, particularly among women.

Q: What causes spider veins?
Spider veins can occur when the valves inside the veins stop working properly.
Q: What spider vein treatments are recommended?
While support stockings and lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, walking, and good nutrition, can help, sclerotherapy and laser surgery are frequently used to treat spider veins.
Q: What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is an effective procedure for treating spider veins. A saline solution or detergent is injected into the veins. The solution causes scarring that closes the veins. Blood reroutes through healthier veins and, in a few weeks, the treated spider veins fade. Radiofrequency occlusion and surgery are also options that may be considered for some cases.
Q: How does laser surgery for spider veins work?
Laser surgery for spider veins works by sending strong bursts of light into a vein, making the vein fade and disappear.

If you’re seeking relief from the discomfort or unsightliness of spider or varicose veins, give us a call (858) 292-7525 to schedule an office visit. We offer same day appointments or schedule out by booking online.

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