Spider Vein Removal

In some women, spider veins—those small clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves, and ankles—become noticeable at a young age. For others, the veins may not become obvious until much later. Redness on the face can be caused by broken blood vessels (telangiectasias), dilated capillaries, and rosacea. Dr. Frederick K. Park offers a variety of spider vein treatments, including lasers and sclerotherapy, for Greenville, Wilson, Murfreesboro, and Weldon, NC, patients. He also offers laser treatments to clear away facial redness.

Dr. Park’s Approach:

“We treat ‘spider’ type blood vessels with a couple of different modalities. The treatments can really ‘clean up’ areas where the vessels are visible. Since they are often red or purple in contrast to lighter skin, they are often prominent and bother many patients.  In the face, we usually use one of the vascular lasers, and on the legs, lasers or injections can be used.  These treatments are very effective and during or shortly after the procedure, vessels actually disappear. Common areas we treat include small vessels on the nose, cheeks and other parts of the face, and the legs. We do not treat larger varicose veins which often should be treated for health reasons.”

Spider Vein Causes and Treatments

  • Heredity
  • Hormonal shifts
  • Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight fluctuation

There are effective, safe and relatively painless methods available for reducing spider veins, including vascular lasers for the face and sclerotherapy or lasers on the legs. Patients can combine vein treatments with other nonsurgical options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal filler injections.