We have two sets of veins in our body: 1) Deep veins, which are deep inside the body beneath the muscle 2) Superficial veins, which are just below the skin. Spider veins are branches of these superficial veins that appear discolored and look like spiderwebs or tiny branches. Unlike varicose veins, which are larger, spider veins do not bulge. Multiple conditions can cause spider veins including: abnormal veins and poorly functioning valves, trauma, sun exposure, and hormones. For some people, spider veins can be painful. If you have spider veins, you may or may not have underlying venous disease.
The treatment of venous disease often requires the treatment of primary abnormal veins and the subsequent treatment of the branches (varicose veins and spider veins). With the VANISH spider vein treatment, Dr. Golshan takes a dual-treatment approach to evaluate and treat both the source and the symptoms of spider veins to “remove” them by shrinking them and reducing their appearance. In some spider vein cases, just the treatment of superficial branch spider veins may be sufficient without requiring prior treatment of a primary vein.
Used to treat the primary abnormal vein
Typically used to treat branch spider veins after the treatment of the primary abnormal vein. Can also be used as a standalone treatment without Varithena.