Expert Treatment for Spider Veins at Vascular Health Center

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They appear close to the skin’s surface, often looking like red, purple, and blue, web-like clusters. Or they may resemble tree roots or branches around your knees or ankles. Spider veins may be small, but they sure can do a number on your confidence, and they can even cause discomfort.

Spider veins are typically a cosmetic issue. But they can also cause symptoms such as burning, itching, stinging, throbbing, or aching around the veins or vein clusters. If you’ve noticed these symptoms, then your spider veins may be due to venous insufficiency – a condition in which your leg veins fail to function properly, and can no longer return blood to your heart.

What’s causing your spider veins?

Before our physicians can create a plan to treat your spider veins, they must know what’s causing them. Your Vascular Surgery Medical Group physician will perform a quick, precise ultrasound diagnostic test. This exam can:

  • Confirm your diagnosis & your candidacy for treatment.
  • Reveal the underlying medical causes of your vein condition.
  • Generate immediate results to inform your treatment.
  • Support the timely, accurate treatment of your problem veins.
  • Serve as a valuable tool in monitoring your post-treatment progress.

Advanced treatments for spider veins

Once the doctors get to the source of your spider veins (cosmetic or venous insufficiency), they’ll craft a treatment plan tailored to dissolve your spider veins, renew your confidence, and relieve any uncomfortable symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Your spider vein care may involve one of the following, minimally invasive treatments:


For more information about spider vein treatments in the East Bay, or to schedule an appointment, call Vascular Surgery Medical Group at 510-357-4006 or 925-831-0101.

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Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are damaged veins that sit close to the surface of your skin, typically on your face or legs. These vein clusters often look like spiderwebs and appear blue, red, or purple in color.

In many cases, spider veins are a cosmetic issue. However, if the veins become painful or itchy, it may be the result of venous insufficiency, a condition that describes the failure of your vein to work normally.

In a healthy vein, blood flows out through your extremities to deliver oxygen and nutrients before taking the deoxygenated blood back to your heart. The valves in your veins keep blood flowing in one direction. But if damaged, the valves can allow blood to flow backward, so it pools in the vein, causing it to enlarge.

How are spider veins evaluated?

To create the right treatment plan for your spider veins, the medical team must determine their root cause.

Vascular Surgery Medical Group offers on-site vascular ultrasound testing to evaluate the blood flow through your veins. Your provider also discusses whether you feel burning or pain and visually examines the area.

How are spider veins treated?

You can seek treatment for spider veins if they’re causing you pain or other uncomfortable symptoms. The team at Vascular Surgery Medical Group also treats spider veins that affect your satisfaction with your appearance.

Treatment options for spider veins include:


The typical treatment for spider veins is sclerotherapy. This procedure involves injecting a medication into the damaged vein with a tiny needle. The medication causes the vein to collapse, and over time your body reabsorbs it. Blood re-routes to nearby healthy veins to improve your circulation.

Sclerotherapy is an in-office treatment that takes less than an hour and is virtually painless. The needle is so small, you won’t even need anesthesia.


Veinwave is an innovative, minimally invasive radiofrequency technology used to treat small spider veins on the delicate areas of the body, including your face and legs.

Treatment with Veinwave takes about 15 minutes and involves inserting a fine needle that heats the targeted spider veins. The heat destroys the veins without harming surrounding tissue, and you won’t need any recovery time after your treatment.

The medical team at Vascular Surgery Medical Group may request a follow-up visit to ensure treatment worked and that the treated veins are disappearing. They can also suggest lifestyle changes to prevent additional spider veins, such as increasing your daily exercise and wearing compression stockings to increase blood circulation.

If you’re bothered by noticeable spider veins on your legs or face, schedule a consultation by calling the Vascular Surgery Medical Group office nearest you or by requesting an appointment through the online booking system today.

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