Spider Veins

The Delaware Advanced Vein Center is the professional home of Dr. Anthony D. Alfieri, who is a vein specialist serving Newark, DE through the Delaware Advanced Vein Center. Accredited by the ICAVL, the vein center helps people in Delaware resolve varicose veins, spider veins and skin discoloration.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are also known as telangiectasias. Spider veins are small capillaries that become swollen and either become pronounced with a blue, red coloration or appear as a small bruise in a centralized area such as the ankle. Most people know that spider veins appear on the legs, but they also appear on the face, lips and around the nose. For the most part, spider veins present no physical symptom other than their blue or red coloration. Some people complain of pain, burning, itching and even aching caused by spider veins. Medically, spider veins do not present a serious problem, but they are unsightly. For that reason, people come to Dr. Alfieri to have their spider veins resolved.

What Is the Treatment for Spider Veins?

Sclerotherapy is one treatment for spider veins. It is characterized by a small injection of fluid into the vein. The fluid causes the vein’s inner surface to swell slightly, and then the blood in the vein coagulates into a clot. From there, the vein is absorbed by the body over a period of time. This form of treatment may be achieved in one visit, or it may require multiple visits if the area of spider veins is larger. This is not typically a painful procedure, but patients may experience mild discomfort.

Will Spider Veins Go Away on Their Own?

Not usually. If you are overweight and lose weight, spider veins may diminish, and faint spider veins may disappear. For the most part, the larger ones need to be removed or treated. Dr. Alfieri and his staff at Delaware Advanced Vein Center will be able to evaluate your veins and work with you to determine the best form of treatment. Free Vein Screening are offered each month, so if you are looking to find out more about which treatment is best for you, schedule an appointment today!