May 27, 2021

Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins are thin red lines or web-like networks of blood vessels that appear on...

Spider veins are thin red lines or web-like networks of blood vessels that appear on your legs, thighs, and feet. Spider veins are generally harmless, but they can sometimes cause aching, pain or a burning sensation when you’ve been standing for long periods.

Causes of spider veins can be attributed to many factors including heredity, occupations or activities that require sitting or standing for a long time. Pregnancy, hormonal shifts or weight fluctuations can also cause spider veins.

If you are bothered by the appearance of spider veins, you are probably a good candidate to have these veins removed. You do need to have a positive outlook and realistic goals for your spider vein treatment and be committed to following the best course of treatment.

Unfortunately, most insurance plans will not cover spider vein treatment or any related compilations. Check out your insurance policy, however, to make sure. You might find a clause in your policy allowing you so many treatments.

When you go for your consultation make sure you list any problems you have had in the area to be treated, any surgical procedures that have been performed near the area in question, give a list of current medications, vitamins, alcohol, tobacco or drug use, and any medical conditions.

Your surgeon will also evaluate your general health, examine your veins, discuss the outcome of spider vein treatment, and recommend a course of treatment.

Make sure you understand the risks involved. Risks can include swelling and bruising, change in skin sensation, infections, ulceration, scarring or persistent pain. Most side effects are unusual – spider vein treatment is generally safe and will leave your legs looking gorgeous.

Procedures used in spider vein therapy are:

  • Sclerotherapy or a procedure where your doctor inject the veins with a solution that scars and closes the veins. This procedure causes the blood to reroute through healthier veins. It may take a few weeks, but this spider vein treatment will cause your unsightly spider veins to fade. Sclerotherapy can be done in Dr. Ryan Jones, Arizona, Vein Envy office. Once you have had the procedure done, you may experience side effects of itching, swelling, and skin color changes in the treated area. These side effects fade over time.
  • Laser surgery sends an intense burst of light into the vein. It causes the vein to fade and disappear slowly. No needles or incisions are used. Laser surgery is less effective than sclerotherapy if you have unsightly veins that are larger than normal spider veins. With laser surgery, you may experience side effects of redness, itching, swelling, bruising and permanent skin tone changes on the areas that have undergone spider veins treatment. Again, side effects may not happen to you if you follow your surgeons instructions for healing.

Note that spider vein treatment is effective, and blood vessels fade over time, but veins may not disappear completely. You need to follow instructions during recovery, and your doctor may suggest support hose to help you heal. Treated sites can appear bruised, and there may be some cramping in your legs for a day or two. This discomfort is temporary and doesn’t require any special medication. Alert!  Be aware that new spider veins can develop later in the same area you just had treated.


See what patients had to say about their treatment at Vein Envy

Do you suffer from the symptoms of vein disease? Find out how these patients solved CVI with venous treatments.

"Dr. Jones is great"

patient testimonial rating

Dr. Jones and his staff are great !  I had treatment on both legs and the staff was very professional. The  procedures on my legs turned out great!


Cynthia R.

"I'm happy with my results"

patient testimonial rating

The staff and the doctor are very friendly and professional. I was happy with my results and will be going back as needed.


Julia P.

“I highly recommend him”

patient testimonial rating

I was very happy with the professional staff at the front office.  They answered my questions and were very welcoming. I am happy to be here.


Donna A.

"This is the place to be"

patient testimonial rating

Doctor and staff amazing! They are working thru 17 veins I needed done. This team makes you feel like family. This is the place to be.


Omar M.

"Group of friendly people"

patient testimonial rating

The experience of being treated at vein Envy is very professional very good group of people very friendly I would recommend this for anybody.


Janis K.

"This office is amazing"

patient testimonial rating

This office is amazing! Every person is very welcoming, pleasant,  professional and helpful. They made my experience one I’ll never forget!


Cassi O.

ToP Rated Arizona Vein Clinic

Get In Touch Today

Ready to schedule your vein screening?

patient testimonial rating

Come in for your complimentary vein screening. The screening is easy, fast, and FREE. Schedule your appointment today.

phone icon
(623) 233-1050
Your message has been submitted.
I will get back to you within 24-48 hours.
Oops! Something went wrong.
Office locations

3 Vein Clinics Located In Arizona

Call any location to setup your appointment.

Litchfield Park, AZ

14044 W. Camelback Rd Ste 226
Litchfield Park, AZ 85374
(623) 233-1050(map)

Surprise, AZ.

13991 W Grand Ave Ste 102
Surprise, AZ 85374
(623) 233-1050(map)

Phoenix, AZ

20040 North 19th Ave. Suite D
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(623) 233 - 1050(map)