When Spider Veins Can Be a More Serious Problem

Before and After Spider Vein and Varicose Vein TreatmentIf you have spider veins, before you head to the nearest vein clinic, understanding the cause of your veins will help you to make an informed decision about where to go for treatment. It could possibly prevent you from developing more spider veins in other parts of your legs and experiencing a progression of undesirable symptoms.

What most vein doctors in cosmetic vein clinics won’t do is to determine if you have a significant problem with the valves in your veins and treat that problem. Providers of aesthetic vein treatment for spider veins and varicose veins are not trained or equipped to diagnose underlying venous disease. They are very good at providing cosmetic services for eliminating your present spider veins and varicose veins. When the problem causing these veins is not addressed however, it is just a matter of time before new veins appear along with debilitating symptoms that interfere with walking, standing, sleeping and activities that you enjoy.

Signs of a More Serious Venous Disease Problem

Small spider veins and varicose veins without any other symptoms are most likely an aesthetic condition only. When other signs of venous disease are present, cosmetic spider vein treatment alone is not likely to be the best solution. Signs and symptoms of venous disease that should be evaluated by a vein doctor who specializes in medical vein treatment include:


  • Thickened leg skin
  • Discolored leg skin
  • Bulging varicose veins
  • Leg Ulcers