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Spider Veins

Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care

Pain Management Physicians & Vein Specialists located across Northwest Indiana

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of spider veins on your legs, you can find comprehensive treatment options at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care. At the offices in Hobart, LaPorte, Munster, Valparaiso, and Highland, Indiana, the vein specialists provide several minimally invasive procedures to destroy or remove the damaged vein. You can enjoy smoother, healthier skin without extended downtime or scar risks. Call the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care office nearest you or request a spider vein evaluation through the online booking system today.

Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

Spider veins describe damaged veins that are visible under the surface of your skin. These veins get their name because they resemble the pattern of a spider web.

Venous insufficiency is the root cause of spider veins. When the valves that control blood flow in your veins aren’t functioning properly, they allow blood to flow backward and pool in the vein. This pooling causes the enlargement that leads to visible spider veins.

While spider veins typically develop on your face or legs, they can also develop elsewhere on your body. Your legs are particularly prone to spider veins and varicose veins because blood must fight against gravity to make it back to your heart.

When should I seek treatment for spider veins?

Spider veins are generally harmless and don’t require treatment. However, if you’re bothered by the appearance of your skin because of the noticeable red or blue veins, you can schedule an evaluation with the team at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care.

You may also wish to treat spider veins if you experience discomfort or a burning sensation in the area of the damaged veins.

The providers at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care can physically examine your spider veins to determine the best course of treatment for your health and cosmetic goals.

How are spider veins treated?

There are several treatment options available at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care to destroy spider veins and improve your vein health. Depending on the location and severity of the vein, you may be a candidate for:

Venous ablation

Venous ablation is a non-surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency or laser technology to destroy the vein. Your blood reroutes to healthy nearby veins and your body absorbs the treated vein naturally without the need for follow-up care.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a special chemical agent to destroy the vein. Your provider injects the chemical into the damaged vein to irritate and collapse it. Blood moves to nearby, healthy veins.

The Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care uses Varithena™ for sclerotherapy. This injectable foam irritates the vein and causes it to collapse. 

Your provider may also recommend the use of compression stockings after your treatment to improve blood flow in your legs and reduce your risk for additional spider veins.

To get rid of unsightly spider veins and improve your vein health, you can schedule a diagnostic evaluation at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care office nearest you by phone or by using the online booking feature.