Located in Bellevue and serving Sandusky, Fremont, and Norwalk, Ohio, the board-certified radiologists at Vein and Body Specialists offers effective spider vein treatment for individuals with vein conditions and symptoms. Our highly-skilled specialists are known for providing caring, courteous and expert service.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are an incredibly common condition that affects nearly three-quarters of the female population. Many people see spider veins as a cosmetic issue because of their dark and web-like appearance above the skin, but spider veins can also cause more serious health conditions such as bleeding veins.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but are smaller and close to the surface of the skin. While varicose veins can be deeper and appear as flesh-toned, red or blue-ropey twists, spider veins are smaller and look more like a spider web. Spider veins are most common on the face (related to Rosacea), and legs. These veins are visible and can present symptoms of pain.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins can develop for a number of reasons including:
- Hormonal changes related to pregnancy
- Weak vein valves related to aging
- Pregnancy-related abdominal pressure
What Are The Risks Associated With Spider Veins?
While it is perfectly appropriate to seek spider vein treatment for aesthetic reasons, spider veins can also be a symptom of more serious underlying vein conditions. The existence of spider veins in the body have been found to cause the following symptoms in some patients:
What Is The Treatment For Spider Veins?
While not always a health risk, spider veins can be a source of anxiety or embarrassment, especially when they are very noticeable or dark. To help patients feel better about their appearance, we offer spider vein treatment through:
- Sclerotherapy (non-foam and foam)
If you do happen to be experiencing other symptoms from spider veins, we highly suggest these treatments, as they are also maximally effective for pain relief. Additionally, we may recommend compression stockings or leg exercises to help relieve any discomfort you experience from spider veins.
How Much Does Spider Vein Treatment Cost?
There is no one cost for spider vein treatment, as your treatment plan will detail which procedures or maintenance tools you need. We will provide you with a treatment plan following an initial, consultation. At the consultation, we will get to know you and evaluate your medical history and current symptoms. Next, our board-certified specialist will recommend a spider vein treatment or prevention technique to help you as quickly and safely as possible.
We will always ensure that you know the cost upfront and will work with you to determine a plan that is both affordable and effective. We offer financing options such as deposits on accounts prior to treatment, CareCredit® and we accept credit cards (Master and Visa).
While cosmetic improvement is often a factor in choosing to undergo spider vein treatment, Vein and Body Specialists understands that relief from pain and other symptoms is often an additional motivation for patients in and around Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio. Our board-certified radiologists use cutting-edge treatment to effectively treat spider veins to ensure that both aesthetic concerns and painful symptoms are addressed simultaneously. No referral is needed. Contact us today for a consultation!