Vein Treatments

Super­fi­cial leg veins, also called, spi­der veins, telang­iec­ta­sia, or star burst blem­ish­es, are dilat­ed, small sur­face ves­sels. They are pink, red, or pur­ple and can occur on ankles, low­er legs, or thighs as lines or clus­ters. The cause of these ves­sels is unknown, but they are more com­mon in women. A hered­i­tary ten­den­cy is prob­a­bly one of the most sig­nif­i­cant fac­tors. Preg­nan­cy, hor­mone replace­ment ther­a­py, oral con­tra­cep­tives, obe­si­ty, trau­ma and long peri­ods of stand­ing or sit­ting may cause ves­sels to appear or become more promi­nent. Exer­cise, weight loss, and sup­port hose may help lim­it the num­ber of new ves­sels, but will not pre­vent the devel­op­ment of new ves­sels. Sev­er­al of the Duly Aes­thet­ics physi­cians pro­vide min­i­mal­ly inva­sive vein treat­ments includ­ing scle­rother­a­py and laser treat­ments to reduce the appear­ance of unwant­ed spi­der veins. Sur­gi­cal and inter­ven­tion­al treat­ment of vari­cose veins or oth­er venous dis­eases are han­dled by the vas­cu­lar sur­geons of Duly Health and Care.