Spider veins are a common condition that affects the legs. The main symptom is small red or purple lines that seem to “spider” out from the skin surface. These are often found on the thigh and calf areas, but can also be found behind the knee or ankle. Although they often look like they are coming from the surface of the skin, spider veins are actually blood vessels that have become dilated.
Spider veins are very common among women who have had children and women who have taken birth control pills for many years. The hormones in these medications cause the blood vessels to swell up and expand over time, which leads to spider veins developing on the surface of the skin.
How Can Spider Veins Be Treated
Spider veins can be treated with laser therapy in Swansea, IL at Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa. Laser therapy is effective because it seals off the affected area of the vein from flowing back into the body.
This helps to prevent future leaks from occurring in that area of the vein wall, which will eventually lead to scarring or closing off that blood vessel permanently due to sclerosis (thickening). Laser therapy works best when used with other treatments such as sclerotherapy or phlebectomy (surgical removal of spider veins).
Many times spider veins do not cause any problems at all, but if you suffer from pain or itching then it’s time for spider vein treatment at our Swansea dermatology clinic!
Why Choose Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa?
There are many ways to get rid of your unwanted spider veins, but none are as effective as sclerotherapy with Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa in Swansea!
If you have spider veins on your face or legs that are affecting how you look and feel about yourself, then you should consider treatment options with us here at Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa in Swansea, IL. Our team of physicians has years of experience in treating spider veins.
Spider vein treatment is available at Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa in Swansea, IL. Call us today at 618-628-2588 for an appointment!