WHAT ARE SPIDER VEINS?

Spider veins are the smallest easily visible veins that are seen most often in the legs. They are the smallest branches of the part of the circulation that help to return blood back to the heart from the body. In medical terminology they are known as telangectasias. Only a very small amount of blood is carried in spider veins as they are very narrow and are of limited length. They most often appear as a bright red or, if larger slightly, blue color, and often in clusters or patches.

Spider veins are frequently found on the legs and are considered a cosmetic problem.

In the legs spider veins can appear almost anywhere but they are most often seen in the outer thigh in a rainbow type of arching pattern, around the ankles and the inner knees. They are also more commonly seen in women then in men.

Spider veins rarely present serious problems for sufferers, although their causes are similar to those that give rise to varicose veins. That’s doesn’t mean spider veins don’t have a significant effect on a patient’s quality of life or personal confidence.

Spider veins rarely present serious problems for sufferers, although their causes are similar to those that give rise to varicose veins. That’s doesn’t mean spider veins don’t have a significant effect on a patient’s quality of life or personal confidence.

CAUSES

  • Family history
  • Female hormones as they are seen much more frequently in women
  • Possibly oral contraceptives
  • Prolonged standing
  • Venous hypertension or varicose veins
  • Larger ‘feeder veins’ that are directly connected to the spider veins
  • Age
  • Rare congenital conditions

SYMPTOMS

Spider veins usually appear as red or blue in color, but can also look darker, purple or almost black. Although they’re much smaller than varicose veins, being typically less than one millimeter in diameter, they are clearly visible and often cause embarrassment to sufferers. They appear mostly on the legs, but can sometimes also show on the face.

Spider veins are usually asymptomatic, however they can cause:

  • itching
  • tingling
  • aching
  • burning
  • swelling
  • cramping

When you choose Dr. Ricardo Ruz, you are choosing a health care provider, who will ensure the most up to date, highest quality care available using state-of-the-art medical technologies. Whether you are seeking an initial examination or a second opinion for your condition, Dr. Ruz and his staff are available to discuss further options and consult on possible treatments.

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DIAGNOSTICS

If you think you have symptoms of Spider veins, Dr. Ricardo Ruz has the expertise and years of experience to treat them with the best possible procedures available in the industry.

Visit Dr. Ruz for a physical examination in order to consult on possible treatments for your health or esthetic concerns.

To diagnose vascular conditions, Dr. Ruz will do a physical exam, including looking at your legs while you’re standing to check for swelling. He may also ask you to describe any pain and aching in your legs. Accurate diagnosis is mandatory to define the anatomy and pathophysiology involved in the disease process.

Following the examination, Dr. Ruz will determine if the patient needs a Doppler, or if sclerotherapy treatments can start right away. He will estimate the number of treatments required.

In order to confirm a diagnosis of venous insufficiency of deep veins and to plan treatment, patients may need to have an ultrasound during their first visit.

Dr. Ruz uses high quality ultrasound transducer to allow visualization of the veins in high definition and to apply Doppler technology to measure venous reflux.

Followed the duplex, Dr. Ruz will suggest possible treatments for your health or esthetic concerns.

When you choose Dr. Ricardo Ruz, you are choosing a health care provider, who will ensure the most up to date, highest quality care available using state-of-the-art medical technologies.

Followed physical examination and in some cases ultrasound, Dr. Ruz will offer you possible treatments for your vascular conditions.

See below all possible solutions for Spider veins condition.

SOLUTIONS

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Liquid sclerotherapy – spider veins
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