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Everything You Need to Know About Spider Vein Treatment

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are small, thin veins that appear near the skin's surface. They are usually blue, purple, or red and can resemble spider webs or tree branches.


Find Out if my Veins Need Treatment

Usually your symptoms will tell you.

Do you have any of the following?

  • Bulging veins
  • Spider veins (tiny veins that are visible on the skin’s surface)
  • Pain in your legs
  •  Swelling
  • A feeling of unusual tiredness or fatigue in your legs

See a List of Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms of Varicose Veins and Venous Reflux 

  • Large veins that are visible at the surface of the skin with a purple, dark red or blue color
  • Leg veins with a knotty, bulging or ropey appearance
  • Pain ranging from a dull ache to intermittent sharp pains
  • Swelling or a feeling described as “fullness” in your legs
  • Legs that ache or tire easily
  • A feeling of heaviness after prolonged sitting, standing, or walking


Find the Most Cost-Effective Treatment Options

Your vein treatment options have never been safer, more effective, less invasive andmore cost effective.

Utah Vein Specialists offers a variety of state-of- the-art treatments, including:

  • VNUS Closure or Venifit
  • RF Closure

Learn What to Expect from my Treatment

Your treatment from start to finish.

Before treatment

One-on-one consultation.You’ll meet with the doctor who will discuss your symptoms, history, etc.

Find Out How to Prepare for my Consultation

The more informed you are about your vein health and treatments, the better outcomes you can expect. You won’t need to do much to prepare for your consultation, but here are some things you’ll want to be ready to discuss:

Compare Inpatient and Outpatient Treatments

An often overlooked aspect of vein treatment is the question of where to be treated—at a hospital or clinic. There are important differences, and knowing them can help you make the best decision...

Read In-Depth Information on Vein Conditions

Answers to Common Questions About Veins and Treatments

Your vein health is critical to your well-being. It’s easy to take it for granted until your veins aren’t working properly. Here are answers to some common questions and concerns people have about their vein conditions.

Find Out How to Prevent and Reduce Varicose Veins

How do I prevent varicose veins?

It’s unclear whether varicose veins can be prevented, but certain actions may help limit the disease’s progression and your symptoms. Here are a few lifestyle behaviors that can help:

Learn What Board Certifications Mean

What does “Board Certification” mean?

Board certification is a voluntary process in which physicians demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills required for a particular specialty.