Spider Veins

Spider Veins

At Minneapolis Vein Center in Plymouth, MN, our highly skilled physicians and nurses offer state-of-the-art treatment for spider veins and other venous abnormalities, serving the surrounding communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. If you are bothered by the looks of your spider veins, schedule an appointment to begin an effective treatment path.

For Cosmetic Sclerotherapy and Laser Therapy treatment evaluation, online scheduling for a free consultation is available, making finding a time to fit into your busy schedule easier.

Spider Veins on outside calf

Spider Veins: At a Glance

Spider Veins Close Up

What are spider veins?

Spider veins, also called telangiectasias, are small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin and are red or blue in color. You may notice spider veins on your legs, cheeks, nose, or chin, although they can appear on other areas of your body.

Like varicose veins, spider veins occur when the valves in your veins fail to function properly. When blood begins to pool in your veins, your vein walls stretch and become visible through the surface of your skin.

Spider veins appear as areas of redness, often with tiny lines running throughout. They often appear in clusters with branching red lines, giving them a spider-like appearance.

Spider Veins Calf

Are spider veins a serious health problem?

For most men and women, spider veins are more of an aesthetic or appearance concern that a serious medical problem. For some individuals, spider veins can be an early sign of chronic venous insufficiency. This is a medical condition that can affect one’s quality of life. If you are unsure if your spider veins are a medical or cosmetic issue, you can schedule a free screening with our vascular nurse to discuss concerns and determine the right treatment path for you.
Spider Vein Sclerotherapy

How are spider veins treated?

Cosmetic Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment option for spider veins. The injectionist uses a fine needle to inject a medication into the spider veins. This medication irritates the veins causing the veins to close. Once the veins close, the body will absorb the veins over 4 to 6 weeks as the appearance of the veins fades.

Cosmetic Laser Therapy is another treatment option for treating spider veins that uses light energy to close the veins. The best kind of treatment depends on the type, size, location, and color of the veins to be treated. Your consultation will determine if Cosmetic Sclerotherapy or Cosmetic Laser Therapy will be most effective. Laser Therapy is considered the treatment of choice for facial spider veins.

Schedule an Appointment

Don’t live with unsightly spider veins when there are safe and effective treatment options available. Schedule a consultation with Minneapolis Vein Center today to explore the treatments that can eliminate spider veins and help you look and feel you’re very best.