Varicose veins are a common disease

Here you will find answers to your questions on spider veins

Frequently asked questions

Can I get rid of spider veins forever?

Yes and no!

Yes, because the body breaks down the spider veins after successful treatment, so that those veins disappear permanently.

No, because the connective tissue weakness cannot be cured and some of the risk factors for spider veins (e.g. pregnancy, advancing age) cannot be overcome. This means that no method of treatment can make spider veins disappear forever and even after successful treatment, no doctor can guarantee that you will not get any more spider veins in the future. Even when spider veins have disappeared after treatment, new ones may develop in the future in another area or next to the site already treated. These new spider veins will need further treatment.

You can do something about spider veins, though. With the treatment methods available today, you can usually get them under control and prevent the varicose disease from progressing.