Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels that appear as bluish lines on the surface of the skin.
They typically are found on the face, but often appear on the legs as well. Spider veins may be caused by underlying varicose veins, which produce excessive pressure within the veins. This pressure causes surface veins to expand and become visible, which can be a source of embarrassment for those affected.
Women are approximately four times more likely than men to suffer from spider veins. One reason is that pregnancy is a very common cause of vein problems, including the varicose veins that can cause spider veins to appear. Hormones that circulate in the bloodstream during pregnancy can weaken vein walls, causing them to collapse and build pressure. The expansion of the uterus during pregnancy can also cause vein dysfunction that leads to the appearance of spider veins.
Treatment for Spider Veins
At the Oklahoma Vein and Endovascular Center, Dr. Pedulla performs high-tech sclerotherapy to reduce or eliminate the appearance of spider veins. Our approach is based on the goal of keeping your discomfort to an absolute minimum. All our techniques are as minimally invasive as possible, creating a nearly painless experience for our patients.
In order to produce the best possible results, vein treatment doctor in Oklahoma City, Dr. Pedulla treats spider veins with an injection that is carefully targeted using the most technologically advanced imaging techniques available. This injection causes the affected vein to collapse, cutting off the blood flow that causes increased pressure and pain. Our advanced imaging technology allows Dr. Pedulla to perfectly target the injection to minimize the risk of complications while ensuring complete effectiveness.
Using this carefully targeted, minimally invasive technique, Dr. Pedulla can alleviate the cause of spider veins at the source in a way that is virtually painless for the patient. Most patients require very little postoperative care and can resume normal activities immediately.
A Patient-Centered Practice
At the Oklahoma Vein and Endovascular Center, our focus is on delivering impeccable spider vein treatment results while providing the most comfortable and pain-free experience possible for you. Our process is based on a scientific survey that evaluated our patients’ experience over three years. Using this feedback, we were able to perfect our style of service and vein treatment procedures according to patients’ needs and concerns. As a result, everything about our practice is engineered with you in mind; from beginning to end, our vein treatment process is practically designed by patients themselves!
Think you have vein problems? Consult with Dr. Pedulla to determine how we can be of service.
Diagnosis is the next step in the process to determine the approach and procedures necessary.
Once consultation is complete and diagnosis has been determined we will proceed to treatment
The pain in my knee has disappeared!
Dr. Pedulla is my physician and recommended to me that I have a medical procedure on my varicose veins in my right leg. Those veins had become extremely large and painful, especially in the right knee. I consented to the procedure and the varicose veins have completely disappeared. Dr. Pedulla had told me they were the largest veins he had ever seen. I am grateful to Dr. Pedulla and would recommend him and the procedure to anyone suffering from painful varicose veins.
They treat patients with sincere kindness.
I am the mother of six and married to a physician who recommended me to seek out Dr. Pedulla's expertise. I had a problem with varicose veins in my left leg becoming worse after the delivery of my twin boys. I am an avid runner and cyclist and the constant weight bearing and pounding also caused my veins to worsen in appearance. I became more self conscious about wearing shorts and skirts. Dr. Pedulla performed procedures on my upper and lower leg and the results have been amazing that I am now perfectly comfortable in shorts, skirts and bathing suits! I also receive compliments on how good my legs look after having six children. Best of all, I was walking on a treadmill within a week, and running 5 to 6 miles a day after three weeks. I highly recommend Dr. Pedulla.
Thank You Dr. Pedulla!
I knew it was time to do something about my varicose veins when we were at the lake and one of my young daughter's friends asked me what was wrong with my legs. I had heard of "stripping" but that did not sound like any fun at all so I did not do anything until my wife saw Dr. Pedulla on a local newscast. She told me he had a different way to deal with varicose veins so I made an appointment. I liked what Dr. Pedulla told me and had laser therapy on both my legs in 2005. The result has been fantastic! I wear shorts as often as possible and don't worry about my previously unsightly legs. I would have done it earlier if I had known it was so pain free.