| Spider veins are small superficial blood vessels that appear red or blue in the skin. They commonly occur on the legs but are also found on the face and other areas of the body. These dilated blood vessels may be short, unconnected lines, each about the size of a large hair, or connected in a sunburst pattern. They may look like a spider web or a tree with branches. Spider veins can appear in a small area where they are not noticeable, or they can cover a large area of skin.
Varicose veins are larger dilated blood vessels. They may be raised above the skin's surface. The larger vessels are more likely to cause discomfort, although smaller blue veins may also cause pain.
Another excellent option for the removal of spider veins is laser treatment. Many different types of laser, pulsed dye, long-pulsed, as well as non-laser intense pulsed light techniques may be used, depending on your individual situation. During the procedure, the wavelengths of light emitted by the laser are absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood vessels. In many cases, the spider veins disappear almost immediately.
If you're ready to eliminate those unsightly spider veins, call our office at 941.488.5300 to arrange a complimentary evaluation. You'll discuss your goals with Dr. Greenberg or with our medical aesthetician -- and receive recommendations on the best approach for your individual situation.
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