Malcolm Rude, M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Brazos Valley Plastic Surgery

Spider Vein Treatment

Skin Care & Non-Surgical Treatments


Spider-Vein Treatment

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins – known in the medical world as telangiectasias or sunburst varicosities – are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these super-fine veins are connected with the larger venous system, they are not an essential part of it.

A number of factors contribute to the development of spider veins, including heredity, pregnancy and other events that cause hormonal shifts, weight gain, occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing, and the use of certain medications.

Diminishing unsightly ‘Spider Veins’
Millions of women are bothered by spider veins – those small yet unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles. In fact, it’s estimated that at least half of the adult female population is plagued with this common cosmetic problem.

Laser Technology

Advanced laser technology offers an effective non-invasive option for the treatment of varicose and spider veins. This breakthrough technology selectively targets and coagulates problem vessels while leaving the surrounding skin unchanged. Both types of veins require multiple treatments over the course of a few months.

You may also be interested in enhancement procedures like Skin Analysis, Port-wine stain or Chemical peel.

Spider vein laser
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