Feel good about your legs again
What Are Spider Veins
Spider veins (Telangiectasias) are small, dilated blood vessels just under the skin. When the valves in the blood vessels don’t work properly, the blood backs up and expands the vein to the point that it’s visible through the skin.
Spider veins are typically a cosmetic issue, but there’s always the possibility of an underlying condition. If they cause pain, we use a venous ultrasound to determine if there are disorders in the deeper veins.
Our Advanced Treatments
Dr. Krikorian continuously looks for better ways to treat spider veins. He never limits your options to standard procedures, but looks for the most forward-thinking treatments and technology from around the globe.
Before & After
"I’ve treated thousands of people with spider veins, and it brings me joy to see how happy they are with the results. It really improves your quality of life when you can wear what you like and feel good about your legs."
- Dr. Krikorian
Get Treated Sooner
Because we’re highly specialized, with seven treatment locations in the St. Louis area, we’re able to schedule your exam and treatment much sooner than other facilities. Call us at 314-849-0923 or complete this contact form to get started.
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What To Expect
When you arrive, you’ll complete a new patient form, which will ask you to list all your current medications. Wear or bring a pair of shorts for the exam, or we can provide a pair. Then we’ll take your vital signs. Dr. Krikorian will discuss your concerns, examine your spider veins, and determine if treatment is recommended.
We will likely treat your spider veins with sclerotherapy, an injection of a medical solution that closes off damaged veins. This is an in-office treatment which we can schedule after your consultation. Learn more about sclerotherapy.
After the procedure, we’ll wrap your legs in ace bandages. You’ll be able to resume normal activities, and remove the bandages 1-2 days later.
Spider Veins FAQ
There are many causes, heredity, obesity, injury, hormone changes – and sometimes the cause is unknown. They’re most common in people over 30 and pregnant women.
Spider veins are considered cosmetic, so the treatment is not covered.
No. However, superficial spider veins are likely the cause of an underlying deeper vein abnormality.
No. We use minimally invasive injections, similar to a vaccine, but not as deep.
Spider veins can return and may require a second treatment. If the provider believes two treatments will be needed, we offer a discounted rate if they are paid for together.
Weight management and exercise helps. Avoid sitting for more than a half hour at a time and consider wearing 20-30 mmHg compression stockings.