Effective removal of unsightly marks.
If spider veins are making you feel self-conscious, come to family medicine physician and certified laser specialist Kurt Hubach, MD, for solutions.
Dr. Hubach will follow a personalized treatment plan to deal with those spider veins using advanced and effective methods such as sclerotherapy and laser technology. These spider vein treatments can be performed quickly and conveniently in-office without any downtime.
Call Blue Ridge Skin & Vein Care to schedule book your personal consultation. Dr. Hubach will evaluate the veins you’re concerned about, and suggest a plan to improve them.
How it works
Vein treatments use advanced laser technology to target and destroy the blood vessels responsible for veins, causing them to visibly disappear. Since the laser targets the blood vessels within the vein, there is minimal or no damage to the outer layer of skin.
Spider Veins Q&A
Spider veins are tiny red, blue, or purple lines on your skin. The veins are flat and usually show up in your legs, but they can also appear elsewhere.
Spider veins usually indicate a problem with the normal functioning of your vein. In some cases, spider veins develop when one of the valves inside your veins doesn’t close properly. This causes blood to leak and become stuck in your vein.
If spider veins aren’t properly treated, they can build up enough pressure to weaken the vein walls. This can allow the spider veins to spread and grow larger.
In some instances, spider veins can turn into varicose veins — twisted, large, and more bulbous-looking veins. Varicose veins might have a rope-like appearance underneath your skin and can feel painful at times, but spider veins don’t usually cause pain or discomfort.
The exact cause of spider veins isn’t clear. Most experts point to hormonal factors and hormonal disruption or imbalance. This might explain why spider veins most commonly occur in women, particularly during pregnancy.
Other possible reasons for spider veins include:
- Family history
- Birth control or hormonal therapy
- A history of blood clots
If you have a job that requires a lot of standing, such as nursing, restaurant work, or hairstylist, this might also increase your chances of getting these veins.
Dr. Hubach might suggest certain effective treatments for your spider veins, such as sclerotherapy or IPL laser.
Sclerotherapy is a common treatment that involves injecting your problem veins with polidocanol, an FDA-approved chemical to eliminate small veins. The solution irritates the vein and causes it to swell, eventually making the vein collapse. Over time, the vein closes down and fades away and your blood flow is rerouted to surrounding vessels.
Endovenous Laser Closure
Endovenous laser closure is a convenient in-office procedure typically performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Hubach uses safe and precise laser energy to create heat and close and shrink your vein. Scar tissue builds up, your vein seals off, and your blood reroutes through nearby veins.
If you’re unhappy with spider veins, Dr. Hubach can help you decide the best way to treat them and achieve your cosmetic goals. Call Blue Ridge Skin &Vein Care to schedule a consultation.
Our patients have described a range of sensations, from tingling to the equivalent of a rubber band “snap” during the course of treatment.
Treatments can take anywhere from 5-30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
A series of treatments may be needed to fully clear blood vessels and reduce the appearance of the veins completely. Typically, one to four sessions are needed for desired results.
Many patients experience immediate improvement in the appearance of their veins following the treatment followed by continued improvement over the next week or so.