Spider Vein Treatment Specialist

Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Greenacres, FL

While spider veins aren’t necessarily a cause for concern, they can sometimes cause discomfort or make you feel self-conscious. If tiny bluish-colored veins on your face or body bother you, OB/GYN and aesthetic specialist Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG, and his team offer noninvasive solutions that diminish spider veins and give you confidence at their Greenacres, Florida, office. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more about spider vein treatment.

Spider Vein Treatment Q & A

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are tiny purple- or bluish-colored veins that often appear on your face, hands, forearms, legs, or other areas of your body. Spider veins affect more than 50% of women. 

While they often aren’t associated with health concerns, spider veins can make you feel self-conscious. Fortunately, simple, noninvasive treatments are available at the office of Dr. Charles.

What are the symptoms of spider veins?

If you have spider veins, you might experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Blue or purple visible veins
  • Twisted or swollen veins
  • Tiny veins that burn or ache
  • Veins that feel painful when standing
  • Thin red lines
  • Weblike networks of blood vessels


A family or personal history of spider veins, older age, pregnancy, and obesity may increase your risk of developing spider veins. 

Dr. Charles can diagnose spider veins after a comprehensive physical exam. He lets you know if you’re a good candidate for spider vein treatment.

What are spider vein treatments?

Your personalized spider vein treatment depends on the size and severity of the veins and your preferences. Dr. Charles might recommend:

Compression stockings

If you have mild spider veins, Dr. Charles may suggest wearing compression stockings to improve blood flow in your legs and prevent new spider veins from forming.

Sclerotherapy

During sclerotherapy, Dr. Charles injects spider veins with a special solution that causes veins to scar and close. Blood reroutes through nearby veins and the spider veins fade away over the next few weeks. Multiple treatments may be necessary for larger spider veins.

Laser treatment

During laser treatment for spider veins, Dr. Charles applies nonsurgical laser energy to your skin. The laser’s light damages the veins and causes them to slowly disappear over time without any incisions or needles. 

What happens after spider vein treatment?

After spider vein treatment with Dr. Charles, you might experience temporary itching, swelling, redness, bruising, or other skin changes on the treatment area. Spider veins often fade away several weeks or months after treatment. Dr. Charles might recommend multiple treatments to help you achieve the most desirable results.
Don’t live with spider veins if you don’t like the way they look. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.