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Treating Spider and Varicose Veins

Treating Spider and Varicose Veins - Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates

Treating Spider and Varicose Veins

Don’t let unattractive spider and varicose veins keep you from feeling confident in your body. The Vein Clinic at Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates offers a number of treatment options tailored to your needs that eliminate these aesthetic problems and support smoother, more appealing skin.

Spider and Varicose Veins – What are they and how are they Formed?

Healthy veins carry blood to the heart through one-way valves, which are controlled by muscles. When any part of this intricate system is damaged, blood flow is halted, caused it to pool inside the vein and increase pressure. This causes the vessel wall to weaken, ultimately leading to vein swelling and twisting, which creates spider and varicose veins.

While everyone is susceptible to developing vein problems, women are about twice as likely as men to experience spider or varicose veins. Other risk factors include:

- Family history of blood clots

- Occupations that require long hours of standing

- Aging

- Obesity

- Pregnancy

More than Aesthetic Issues

While many are familiar with the aesthetic implications of spider and varicose veins, few are truly familiar with the long-term impact these conditions can have on patients’ quality of life. Often, individuals with varicose veins experience aching or cramping in their legs. Others may encounter throbbing or tingling sensations in the affected area.

While spider and varicose veins often do not pose a serious health risk, some individuals may develop ulcers near the affected area. In some patients, varicose veins can contribute to the development of blood clots. Proactive vein treatment with our vein care professionals can help limit these side effects.

Treatment Options

The Vein Center at Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates offers a wide range of treatment options for patients looking to eliminate spider and varicose veins. Procedures at our state-of-the-art surgical center include:

Sclerotherapy – During treatment, a solution is directly injected into the affected veins, which causes them to close. Within several weeks, veins dissipate and skin looks clearer and smoother.

Endovenous Laser: Ideal for stubborn varicose veins, this process involves placing a thin laser fiber in the vein, which delivers pulses of light, causing the vein to collapse. A less invasive option for treating stubborn varicose veins, this procedure boasts high success rates as well as a comfortable, faster recovery time for patients. At Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates, we use the Cutera laser to provide lasting, reliable results.

Radiofrequency Ablation: Similar in concept to endovenous laser treatment, a small catheter is inserted into the abnormal vein and delivers radiofrequency energy. Over the course of treatment, the wall of the problematic vein collapses, eventually causing the vein to disappear.

Surgery: For patients who are not candidates for laser vein treatment or sclerotherapy, surgery is an option. Known as ligation and stripping, our professionals tie off the affected vein and remove the damaged section. 

Schedule your Appointment Today

Our Vein Clinic uses the latest technology available to provide patients with precise treatments and successful, lasting outcomes. Contact our Temecula location today to schedule your appointment.

Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates
36320 Inland Valley Drive Suite 101 Wildomar, CA 92595
Phone: 951-698-3000 URL of Map