Spider veins are likely to recur if the underlying cause is not treated.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are tiny varicose veins that may be blue or red in color.  They do not protrude above the skin surface and frequently look like a spider.  The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasia.

Spider veins are a good indicator that problems lie ahead.  In 85% of cases, spider veins are usually caused by an underlying increase in pressure in the veins that feed them.  Once the cause of this pressure increase is treated, the little veins may disappear.  Those that don’t can be treated by sclerotherapy, laser or thermocoagulation (VeinGogh™) procedure.

Pittsburgh Vein Center is an Accredited Facility for Vascular Testing through IAC.

Pittsburgh Vein Center is an Accredited Facility for Vascular Testing through IAC. 

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®.

Pittsburgh Vein Center is an Accredited Facility for Vascular Testing through IAC. 

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®.

Pittsburgh Vein Center is an Accredited Facility for Vascular Testing through IAC.

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®.