Spider Veins Specialist

Vein Institute

Vein Specialists located throughout Fairfield, Newtown, Westport, Shelton, & Avon, CT

If you're frustrated by stubborn spider veins, help is available. Vein Institute in Fairfield, Newtown, Westport, Avon, and Shelton, Connecticut, offers unique solutions. The experts at the practice help access treatments that eliminate unsightly veins. These treatments require no downtime and provide lasting results. Let Vein Institute help you explore your options. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

You have probably heard about varicose veins and spider veins. But you might not be sure of the difference. It's true that the two conditions are very similar: both cause visible, discolored veins. 

But while varicose veins can be large, spider veins are much smaller. Varicose veins typically develop in the legs. But spider veins can appear on your face, hands, or legs.

What causes spider veins?

Like varicose veins, spider veins are often hereditary. But they can also signal a problem with your circulatory system.

Your veins are equipped with special valves. These valves keep blood flowing smoothly. But if your valves don't work well, blood may flow backward. Backed-up blood flow often leads to spider veins or varicose veins.

Problems with blood flow can worsen over time. If you notice new spider veins, it's best to receive an in-depth evaluation. 

At Vein Institute, you can work with an expert provider. Your provider performs a thorough screening to determine what's causing your spider veins. Next, they create a customized treatment plan to get rid of troublesome veins. 

Can I get rid of my spider veins?

There are many steps you can take to lessen the appearance of your spider veins. Your provider may suggest:

  • Wearing compression stockings
  • Achieving a healthy weight
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Wearing supportive, low-heel shoes

These lifestyle changes can prevent your spider veins from getting worse. But they can't eliminate spider veins that already exist. If you want to get rid of unsightly veins, sclerotherapy might be your best option. 

How does sclerotherapy work?

Sclerotherapy, also known as chemical ablation, is a nonsurgical treatment for spider veins. During this procedure, your expert provider injects a special solution into your vein. This solution causes the vein to collapse. The collapsed vein is gradually absorbed into your body. 

If you'd prefer a minimally invasive treatment, sclerotherapy may be the ideal solution. This treatment requires no anesthesia or sedation and causes no visible scarring. You can return to work or school immediately afterward. 

Ready to learn more about your treatment options? Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.