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Spider Veins

Spider veins are a network of red or blue veins on the skin’s surface and can appear on the legs or face. They usually do not indicate a more serious problem but can be a cosmetic concern.
 

Risk factors for spider veins include:
  • Prolonged periods of standing
  • Family history
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Previous blood clots or vein surgery
Our team of highly-trained physicians, technicians, and support staff can assess the best treatment options for you. Screenings and treatments are offered at our convenient, state-of-the-art practice, CMC Vein & Vascular Specialists.

diagnosis, treatment and technologies

screening

A visual exam of your legs is the most common way to diagnose spider veins.  An ultrasound can also help determine how well the valves in your leg are working. 

treatment

Spider veins can be cosmetically treated in various ways including sclerotherapy, where the physician injects the vein with a solution that causes the vein to collapse and seal itself off.

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Routine vein and vascular screenings can help in the early detection of potentially serious problems. CMC’s New England Heart & Vascular Institute (NEHVI) offers extensive screening services in our vascular lab. 

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