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Spider Vein Treatment In Florida

Spider veins are damaged blood vessels that appear on your legs or feet. They look like red, purple lines or a web going under your skin. Spider veins do not usually hurt and are not harmful; however, standing for long periods can cause pain or a burning sensation.

What Causes Spider Veins On The Legs?

The cause of spider veins on the legs is the malfunctioning of valves inside the veins. The veins are responsible for bringing your blood back to the heart. These veins contain a valve that closes once the blood crosses to prevent backflow. In case of damage to these veins, the blood finds it hard to follow the correct flow path and resides inside the veins. Over time, a lump in the vein develops, resulting in spider veins.

How Are Spider Veins Treated?

Two treatment options are available to eliminate spider veins.

Sclerotherapy: In this type of therapy, a solution is injected into the veins, which scars and then closes them. The blood starts flowing from healthier veins, and within a month, the spider veins vanish. Sclerotherapy is a safe procedure and doesn’t require anesthesia.

Endovenous laser ablation: In this procedure, the affected veins are exposed to a strong spray of light that makes the veins disappear. The latest endovenous ablation therapies use radiofrequency energy as a vein eliminator. This therapy is needle and incision-free.

Spider Vein Treatment In Florida

How Much Does Spider Vein Treatment Cost?

A sclerotherapy procedure for spider veins is around $350 while the laser ablation can cost around $450.

If you wish to schedule an appointment for spider vein treatment, call Care Dermatology at (352) 612-1722.