Leg Spider Veins

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are dilated veins that can be seen under the skin. They usually appear in web-like formations, and they may be blue, red, or purple in colour. Although they are easily visible, they do not cause the skin to bulge like a varicose vein does. These veins can develop in almost any location on the body, but they are most common on the face, chest, and legs. At the Yorkville Vein Clinic in Toronto, we have treated hundreds of patients with spider veins.

In most cases, spider veins won’t cause any symptoms aside from their appearance. However, some people with spider veins may notice tingling, burning, or achiness. When these veins are in your legs, discomfort is a more common symptom.

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What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins usually develop when the valves in the veins are no longer functioning like they should, which causes blood to pool and veins to dilate. The same problem causes varicose veins, which are larger abnormal veins. A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs, including:

Spider Veins and Your Health

Spider veins don’t cause any health risk on their own in most cases, even if they are left untreated. However, the development of spider veins may signal the presence of other problems that do pose a risk to your health. For example, if you have spider veins, you may be more likely to get varicose veins. Varicose veins can sometimes ulcerate, leading to infections and other issues. Spider veins are also more common among people who have other health conditions, such as obesity.

Sclerotherapy Spider Vein Treatment

Yorkville Vein Clinic in Toronto offers Sclerotherapy for the treatment of spider veins. Dr. Opris and his medical team are dedicated to providing innovative, minimally invasive, non-surgical, office based procedures designed to restore the look and feel of your legs. The most common spider vein treatment involves the injection of a solution into each affected vein, causing the vein to collapse and fade over time.

Yorkville Vein Clinic was established in Toronto in 1994, under the medical direction of Dr. Alex Opris. For over 20 years, we have been a trusted source of expertise in all areas of diagnostics and treatment of venous disorders. Yorkville Vein Clinic has been dedicated to delivering quality medical treatments for varicose and spider veins, with high success rates and beautiful results.

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What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is an accepted treatment for leg veins due to its precise nature. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a sclerosing solution directly into the non-functioning vein. The solution works by causing the dilation of your vein to diminish, and the vein will permanently shut and be naturally absorbed back into the body. 

Other forms of vein disease, such as varicose veins, involve the bodies of larger veins. It is much easier to find these veins and treat them effectively, but spider veins are significantly smaller! Because of their tiny and thin size (sometimes these veins are as small as a needle tip!) it can be difficult for other forms of treatment. Sclerotherapy is also a minimally invasive procedure that is overall safe, and does not require significant recovery time. In fact, most patients are able to get up and leave right after their procedure is over. Some patients may have mild side effects such as an allergic reaction or inflammation after the procedure is completed, but these side effects typically fade within a day or two.

Sclerotherapy Treatment Benefits

Would you like to restore the health and beauty of your legs?

If unsightly spider veins are making you self-conscious about your lifestyle choices, we understand. Don’t let spider veins keep you from enjoying your work, family, friends, and hobbies.    You don’t have to settle for the status quo. Your path to healthier legs starts with a consultation. Book yours today at the Yorkville Vein Clinic in Toronto.

Yorkville Vein Clinic is dedicated to delivering quality medical treatments for varicose and spider veins, with high success rates and beautiful results.


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