Symptoms of Leg Veins

Leg spider veins are an incredibly common condition. These superficial damaged blood vessels look like small red, blue, or purple lines or webs (hence the term “spider” veins). Typically affecting women more than men, these veins are often an inherited trait, but hormonal changes, pregnancy, aging, leg injuries, and immobility can exacerbate them. Spider veins don’t usually cause any physical symptoms such as pain or itchiness. However, many people feel self-conscious about their appearance and choose to treat them for cosmetic reasons. At Philosophy MD, we offer both sclerotherapy and vascular laser treatment, often in combination, to effectively reduce and eliminate spider veins, and restore your confidence.

At Philosophy MD, we can also treat reticular veins. Reticular veins are long, 1-3mm diameter blue veins under the surface of the skin. They are deeper than spider veins, but do not bulge/protrude or have symptoms, like the aching or itching of varicose veins. Sometimes, compression is required for 24-48 hours after treatment of reticular veins – aftercare will be discussed with your physician during your sclerotherapy consultation.

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