Spider Veins

Affecting millions of adults across the country, spider veins, also known as telagiectasias, are thin, small blood vessels that lie close to the skin surface. Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt is a vein specialist and distinguished as being one of the first physicians in the U.S. to be certified by the American Board of Phelebology for vein treatment. Dr. Hunt offers a number of effective treatments for spider veins, and can help you meet your goals.

The following information can give you some details on what spider veins actually are and how they can be caused. Please contact Dr. Hunt with any questions you may have. He will be happy to meet with you in a consultation and discuss your concerns.

There are three patterns of spider veins Dr. Hunt typically corrects at the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa:

  • Spider shape: group of veins radiating from a dark central point
  • Arborizing: veins resembling tiny, branch-like shapes
  • Linear: veins appearing in thin, separate lines

Causes of Spider Veins

Commonly occurring on the legs or face, spider veins are a very common vascular disorder and they can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Excess sun exposure
  • Chronic constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Wearing high-heeled shoes
  • The use of certain medications, including birth control pills

With treatment such as sclerotherapy and other options, Dr. Hunt can effectively reduce the appearance of spider veins. Contact the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay for more information on spider veins and treatment options.