Medical Director
Kimbal M. Crofts, MD
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon

Spider Vein Treatments | Spider Vein Solutions Utah

The medical term for spider veins is “telangiectasias”, they are also referred to as thread veins. Spider veins are a network or thin blue or red veins just below the skin’s surface on the legs or face. These veins make a pattern that resembles a spider web.
Spider veins are caused by weak vein valves which cause blood to leak back into the vein and collect there. The blood that is leaked is visible to the naked eye, causing the spider web shape.
Spider Veins - Varicose Veins - Aesthetica Medical Spa UtahThere are many factors that make it more likely for you to have spider veins, including:
  • Age
  • Genes
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal changes
  • Excess weight
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time
  • Sun exposure
Of all of these factors, genes are the most determining factor. If either of your parents have spider veins you are more likely to develop them yourself.
Legs are the most common area for spider veins because of the force of gravity. The pressure of bearing your body weight and the hard task of carrying blood from the legs up to the heart make the legs at biggest risk for spider veins.
Leg veins have the hardest job pumping blood through the veins back to the heart; it can be too much pressure to the valves to handle.
There are two methods to treating spider veins. The first involves treatment with lasers. They use strong bursts of light are used to destroy the blocked veins.
The other method of treatment is called scelerotherapy. This is the injection of a solution into the veins that causes them to seal shut and die. These must be performed by a medical professional.

Aesthetica Medical Spa offers different treatments for spider veins:

If you would like to discuss options for getting rid of your spider veins, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with an Aesthetica Medical Spa skin care expert, to discuss possible solutions that might work best for you.


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