01.20.2017

Are Spider Veins creeping up on you in Las Vegas? Spider Vein Removal is easier than you think.

Veins that are in branch-like clusters, and red, blue or purple in color are called spider veins. These veins are dilated and tend to appear near the skin’s surface You will most commonly see spider veins on the legs and occasionally on the face. They are usually easily visible and aesthetically unappealing. Spider veins are quite common, especially in patients 45 years old or older. Although often regarded as a cosmetic issue, these web shaped veins are often a sign of underlying Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). What do spider veins mean concerning my health?

The appearance of spider veins is the most telling sign that there is an underlying issue causing your blood vessels to dilate, but the deeper issue is not always visible. You may have varicose veins beneath the surface. Symptoms such as swelling, aching, itching, restless legs and more, can cause a daily strain. You should see a doctor specializing in veins if you have any of these symptoms or if you have visible spider or varicose veins. If the skin near your veins feels warm, or if your skin becomes thick or discolored, you should see a physician’s opinion immediately.

Half of women between the ages of 40 and 60 have chronic venous insufficiency as well as 40% of men between 50 and 70. CVI occurs when valves in vein walls become damaged, weak and inefficient. These valves are like one way pumps that help blood flow up the length of the leg to the heart. When these valves malfunction and stop assisting blood flow, blood backs up in the legs resulting in dilated spider veins and thick, enlarged varicose veins.

Why do you have CVI?

Spider veins are probably a symptom of poor circulation. When Chronic Venous Insufficiency isn’t treated, symptoms can become increasingly more intense. You developed CVI more than likely because of one or two of the following reasons: genetics, increasing age, hormonal changes, sun exposure or pregnancy. Occupations that require extensive time sitting or standing can also contribute to this disease.

Although CVI is progressive, some preventative steps to take to slow development of CVI are: wearing medical grade compression stockings and putting your feet up in half hour segments throughout the day, to change the flow of blood. You can slow development of spider and varicose veins by exercising regularly to increase circulation and vein strength, if you smoke, try to quit and avoid wearing tight clothing that hinder circulation. However, treatment is the only option that will permanently relieve your symptoms.

What is the answer?

Treatment is minimally invasive and is extremely effective. Don’t worry, the procedures to eliminate your pesky, spider veins are nearly painless and you’ll be able to go back at work sooner than you may think! If you are interested in being spider vein free, visit Dr. Sassan Kaveh at Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas to discuss your options. Progressing CVI can lead to leg ulcers, leg rashes, and blood clots (Deep Vein Thrombosis). Dr. Sassan Kaveh will use a Doppler Ultrasound to accurately diagnose the reason behind your spider veins. If you opt for a procedure, it will be performed in our comfortable, accessible clinic in Las Vegas and you'll be able to go back to your normal routine within a day or two. Call us today at (702) 430-7661, and come visit us in Las Vegas! Our dedicated staff will guide you every step of the way.

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