Spider Veins

Pueblo Vein Center

Vein Surgery Center located in Pueblo, CO

Spider veins don’t put your health at risk, but they can still be a big source of embarrassment for many people. Gary E. Lane, MD, FACS and Renee Lane, MS, RN, ANP, at Pueblo Vein Center in Pueblo, Colorado, understand the impact spider veins have on your appearance and offer two highly effective treatments: minimally invasive sclerotherapy and noninvasive laser treatment with the Cutera Xeo® laser system. To learn more about spider vein removal, call Pueblo Vein Center or book an appointment online today.

Spider Veins Q & A

Pueblo Vein Center

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins develop when small blood vessels near the surface of your skin become enlarged and visible. The reddish-blue veins tend to resemble a spider’s web, which is why they’re called spider veins.

Although spider veins can appear anywhere on your body, they often occur where they’re most noticeable, namely on your face and legs. These tiny, jagged-looking veins seldom cause discomfort, but they’re frequently removed for cosmetic reasons.

 

Am I at risk for developing spider veins?

Spider veins tend to be hereditary, so your risk is higher if others in your family have them. Other common causes of spider veins include:

Heredity

Spider veins tend to be hereditary, so your risk is higher if others in your family have them. Other common causes of spider veins include:

Inactivity

Age

You’re more likely to develop spider veins as you get older, possibly due to age-related changes that weaken valves or vein walls.

Hormones

Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and menopause can dilate veins and weaken vein walls and valves.

Sunlight

The warmth from sunlight dilates small veins near your skin’s surface, which may cause spider veins.

 

How are spider veins treated?

At Pueblo Vein Center, Dr. Lane and Renee Lane, MS, RN, ANP offer two primary treatments for spider veins:

Sclerotherapy

During sclerotherapy, Dr. Lane uses a small needle to inject a medicated solution into your spider veins. The medication makes the veins collapse, then your body gradually absorbs the spider vein over 4-6 weeks.

Laser treatment

The team at Pueblo Vein Center uses an advanced laser system, the Cutera Xeo, to eliminate spider veins. The Xeo uses specific wavelengths that target the pigments found in veins. The laser doesn’t affect the surrounding skin, yet its energy is absorbed by the red and blue pigments in your spider veins. Heat from the laser closes the veins, then they’re eliminated by your body.

For your comfort and convenience, both treatments are performed in the office. If you have larger feeder veins that are also visible, she may combine sclerotherapy and laser treatment, using the injection for the larger veins followed by laser treatment for the smaller spider veins.

If you’re ready to remove embarrassing spider veins, call Pueblo Vein Center or book an appointment online today.