Spider veins are pretty much as common as the cold. As we age, many of us find the jagged purple lines or swollen bluish cords spreading across our thighs and calves. These warped blood vessels occur in up to 60% of adults.

Spider veins are common conditions that affect many adults. These abnormally enlarged vessels, which affect women more often than men, appear most often on the legs and become more prevalent with age. Spider veins are caused by structural abnormalities of blood vessels. Veins carry blood back to the heart from other parts of the body. They utilize a series of one-way valves to avoid backflow of blood. For a variety of reasons, these valves can become defective, allowing the backflow of blood within veins. The subsequent pooling of blood and pressure increase within the vein, and weakens the blood vessel wall. Spider veins then develop from the engorgement and dilation of the affected blood vessels. A regular exercise program and weight loss can help relieve the symptoms of spider veins. Affected individuals should avoid standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time, and elevate the legs while sitting or sleeping to improve the circulation and decrease swelling in the legs.

The underlying cause of  spider vein conditions is deviation of blood in veins from its normal path leading to blood accumulation, swelling and inflammation of the vein. This condition is called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). As with any vein abnormality, it’s important to

take them seriously and consult a physician to rule out or diagnose serious issues.

Vein problems are most likely caused by poor circulation in the legs resulting from chronic venous insufficiency. Spider and varicose veins are a sign that this poor circulation is occurring in your body.

With poor circulation comes the following symptoms:

  • cramping
  • aching
  • heaviness
  • pain in the lower legs and ankles
  • itching and skin changes in the affected area

At Alpha Vein Clinic, Dr. Sassan Kaveh and his staff are experienced in diagnosing and treating spider veins, along with the underlying vein problems such as varicosities and chronic venous insufficiency that are causing them.  Dr Kaveh is highly trained in the latest vein treatments such as radiofrequency ablation and, the newest method, ClariVein. Both treatments are minimally invasive and performed in the convenience of our Las Vegas clinic. Since chronic venous insufficiency is considered a progressive disease, your medical insurance will most likely cover the cost. Getting your leg vein issues diagnosed and treated is extremely important. call Alpha Vein Clinic Las

Vegas at (702) 430-7661 we are waiting  to hear from you.

Alpha Vein Clinic


3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400

Las Vegas, NV, 89128

(702) 430 7661

Dr. Sassan Kaveh