Identifying Spider Veins
Spider veins are a fairly common issue encountered by all types of people. In most cases, spider veins are primarily an aesthetic issue, but there are some cases where people experience pain, aching, or a burning sensation as a result of their spider veins.
Spider veins most commonly occur in the legs and on the face. These clusters of blood vessels branch out in a web-like pattern near the surface of the skin, which makes them easily visible. Spider veins can take on a blue, red, or purple color. The area affected by spider veins may become overly sensitive, and some people may experience itching, irritation, throbbing, and pain.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Heistein offers sclerotherapy, a simple and non-surgical treatment that permanently eliminates spider veins through the injection of a specialized solution. If you are interested in receiving sclerotherapy, contact our office to schedule a consultation.