Beware the Spider Veins!

  • Posted on: Jun 30 2013
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You’re probably familiar with those bulging, distended veins in the leg area, popularly known as the varicose veins. Unlike varicose veins which can actually cause pain and fatigue, spider veins do not cause such problems. However, spider veins are actually a cosmetic nuisance, particularly for people who are quite fair-skinned. There are certain rare cases though wherein spider veins cause burning and itching in the leg area.

Exact Cause Unknown

While the exact cause of the appearance of spider veins is unknown, one or a  combination of the following elements have been found out to influence its development: genetics, prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing, hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menopause, obesity, and too much sun exposure

Spider Vein Removal in Brownwood

Here at our Brownwood cosmetic treatment practice, we recommend laser vein treatments for spider veins. Laser vein removal works in 1-2 sessions, and treatments are approximately 4-6 weeks apart depending upon the area and extent of the treatment.

Laser vein treatments have advantages over traditional sclerotherapy as it allows for better coverage of areas, not limited to certain body areas, and is painless to the patient for spider veins, telangiectasias, and blue reticular veins. Treatments are done in 15 minute or 30 minute sessions which is ample time to cover the affected areas.

Get in touch with us today and let us help you get rid of those spider veins! Schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Butka by calling 325.641.1927 or by filling out this contact form.

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