Spider veins, also known as telangiectasia, are networks of red, blue or purple lines that appear on the surface of the skin. They get their name from their resemblance to a spider’s web. They commonly occur on the legs, but can also make an appearance on the abdomen or even the face. Different treatment options are available to banish these veins and give you clearer skin that you don’t have to hide under clothing or makeup.
There are a number of possible causes of spider veins:
- Sun exposure
- Trauma or injury to the skin
- Hormonal changes
- Some types of medication
Underlying vein disorders can also lead to the formation of spider veins and can be treated with vein therapy. When a vein disorder is the culprit, symptoms like leg fatigue and heaviness can accompany the visible veins – leg pain is also common. Treatment can be performed on all of these veins regardless of their cause since the variety of vein treatments available today allow us to tailor treatment to the specific needs of each patient.
Whether you want to eliminate spider veins for cosmetic reasons or to relieve uncomfortable symptoms, Advanced Vein Center can help you. Visit us to learn the difference between spider veins vs varicose veins. We offer state-of-the-art treatment options that will effectively get rid of unsightly veins without a major disruption to your daily life. To learn more, contact Advanced Vein Center a medical and cosmetic vein center at 207-772-1820. Meet with one of the best spider vein doctor serving the Portland, ME area.