3 Things To Know About Spider Veins

Jun 15, 2018

3 Things To Know About Spider Veins

If you have small, spider web-like veins across your skin, you may be suffering from a condition called spider veins. And even though you can choose to embrace your veins and be Spiderman, you don’t have to. In fact, here at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists, we can help get your spider veins taken care of. But before we do that, let’s talk about three basic things to know about your veins.

  1. It Takes Multiple Sessions

Depending on how severe your spider veins are and how many of them you have will help Dr. Heeringa determine how many sessions will be necessary. On average, 2-5 sessions will be required. During your initial consultation, however, Dr. Heeringa will be able to give you a better idea of how many treatments you will need.

  1. Symptoms Aren’t As Big As Varicose Veins

One of the good things about spider veins is that there typically aren’t very many symptoms other than their physical appearance. Some patients may experience a little bit of itching, stinging, or burning but that’s not always the case.

  1. They May Be Hereditary

Spider veins are caused by a variety of things including heredity. If your mother, grandmother, sister, or anybody else in your family suffer from spider veins, you are more likely to get them. However, people can get them other ways as well including hormones, sun exposure, injuries, and weight gain.

Having spider veins doesn’t have to be something that you suffer from. If you have spider veins and want to learn more about our treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Heeringa at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists today. Call our Traverse City office at (231) 936-2068.

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