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Medically known as telangiectasias, spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels that have a web-like appearance. Since spider veins can leave you feeling uncomfortable about your appearance and can even cause aching and burning sensations, board-certified physician Gregory Azia, MD, provides innovative treatment options at We're So Vain in New London, Connecticut. Use the online booking tool to book your spider vein evaluation today or call the office to schedule an exam.
Spider veins, which commonly occur in your lower legs, develop when the valves in your veins don’t function properly. Your veins have a series of one-way valves that help prevent the backflow of blood. These valves are responsible for helping blood circulate and get back up to your heart.
In some cases, though, valves weaken or stop working, which causes blood to pool. This leads to an increase in pressure in your veins, causing them to swell and dilate.
Both men and women develop spider veins. Usually, though, spider veins more commonly affect women who are using hormonal birth control, are pregnant, or are going through menopause. Other factors that increase your risk of spider veins include:
Spider veins are also more likely to occur if you work in a position where you have to stand or sit for extensive hours. In these cases, your leg veins have a harder time pumping blood up towards your heart, which causes blood to pool.
Yes. Spider veins aren’t anything you have to learn to live with, nor should you ignore them. We're So Vain provides on-site diagnostic and treatment solutions so that you can resolve those unsightly veins once and for all. Dr. Azia encourages you to book a spider vein exam if you experience:
Spider veins may also make it feel like your legs are heavy, which can slow you down and become uncomfortable. Before your spider veins worsen any further, come into We're So Vain to find out which treatment is going to be most effective for you.
Dr. Azia provides spider vein treatments that allow you to walk out of the office the same day and return to many of your regular activities by the following morning. Depending on the severity of your spider veins, Dr. Azia may recommend:
We're So Vain specializes in the most up-to-date spider vein treatments. Whether your spider veins are a minor nuisance or a more complex issue, Dr. Azia spends time designing the ideal treatment plan for your needs.
If you have unsightly spider veins, you have plenty of options for treatment at We're So Vain. Find out which spider vein solution is best for you by booking an exam online or by phone today.