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What’s My Best Option for Spider Vein Removal?

Do you have small web-like veins that spread out on your face or legs? Spider veins are a common and sometimes frustrating problem. If you are seeking treatment options, seek the help of a vein specialist like Dr. Craig Schwartz, who has extensive experience addressing these bothersome visible veins. 

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small veins under the skin that have become stretched and thin. Increased pressure inside these veins causes them to expand, letting the blood’s blue, purple, or red colors show through. They often resemble spiderwebs or tree branches. When they occur on the face, they are also called telangiectases. While spider veins are generally harmless, a vein doctor can determine whether they may indicate an underlying problem. 

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What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins can have many causes. Some can be changed, but others, like family history, are unavoidable. Spider veins usually result from factors that weaken vein walls or increase the pressure, including:

  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Long periods of sitting or standing
  • Other health and lifestyle factors

At Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, we know that some spider veins are more than an aesthetic problem. Dr. Schwartz will recommend appropriate treatment if your spider veins are a symptom of an underlying vein disease. Symptoms that your spider veins might indicate a problem include itching, throbbing, or aching. 

What’s My Best Option for Spider Vein Removal?

The best treatment for your spider veins depends on their size and location. Dr. Schwartz will assess your unique spider veins and determine a treatment plan that may use one or more methods. All our spider vein removal treatments are fast, painless, and effective. 


Sclerotherapy is typically the treatment of choice for all but the smallest spider veins. An FDA-approved solution is injected into the targeted vein, where it irritates the vein walls and causes them to collapse. The treated vein can no longer carry blood, so your body will break it down and remove the pigmentation. Other nearby veins can take over the job of this dysfunctional vein. 

Laser Treatments

Topical laser treatments target the pigments inside your spider veins. The laser transfers energy to the pigments, causing them to heat up and damage the vein lining. The treated vein collapses, stopping blood flow. Laser treatments are often used to complement sclerotherapy to treat small veins. 


Dr. Schwartz uses VeinGogh for tiny spider veins, especially on the face and nose. This treatment uses Microburst Technology™ to close off the treated veins. Dr. Schwartz inserts a thin needle beside the vein that emits a highly targeted micropulse. The pulse damages the problem vein without affecting surrounding tissues. As a result, you feel no discomfort. 

Is There Any Downtime After Spider Vein Removal?

None of these spider vein treatments require any downtime. You can resume your usual activities immediately. Dr. Schwartz and his team will provide you with aftercare instructions, which may include wearing a compression stocking and daily walking to maintain healthy blood flow. While your Premier Vein & Body team is always available to assist you with any concerns, most people have no issues after treatment. 

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

How Long Will It Take to See Results From Spider Vein Removal?

While treatment collapses your problem spider veins, your body does the work of removing them. Your body filters away the pigments, removing the color so the vein gradually fades. How long this process takes depends on the size of the vein and other factors. Each person’s body will remove the treated veins on a different timeline. We tell our patients that their legs will look worse before looking better, but most will notice a huge improvement after a few weeks! 

Sclerotherapy and laser treatments typically require a series of several treatments to achieve optimal results. Your spider veins will fade more after each session. VeinGogh can usually address facial veins with one to two treatments. Dr. Schwartz will discuss what you can expect after developing a treatment plan. 

Will Spider Veins Come Back After Removal?

Treated spider veins do not grow back after your body has removed them. However, you can develop new spider veins. People with multiple risk factors are more likely to see new spider veins develop over time. Fortunately, new spider veins can be treated easily to prevent them from becoming bothersome. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Spider Vein Removal?

Almost anyone with spider veins is a good candidate for spider vein removal. These minimally invasive, low-risk treatments eliminate spider veins safely. Only a consultation can determine whether you are a candidate, but in almost all cases, we can work with you to achieve results. Some treatments may not be appropriate for people with certain blood disorders. 


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Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you are interested in eliminating problem spider veins, please call us at (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO, and proudly serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content in this blog and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If anyone has a medical concern, they should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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