Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Why Are Women Prone to Spider Veins?

If you suffer from spider veins, you are certainly not alone. In fact, it is estimated that 80% of all women by the age of 60 will have spider veins, according to a recent study in AHA journals. While this venous condition can occur in both genders, it is more prevalent in women. Unfortunately, due to a female’s thinner skin and shaved legs, spider veins can be a significant cosmetic concern for women. This is undoubtedly a top reason why many females seek spider vein treatment at our office.

Spider veins, also known as spider telangiectasias appear as small, red, blue, or purple dilated veins. While they can be present anywhere on the body, they are often seen on the surface of the upper legs or outer thighs. Most women pursue treatment due for cosmetic reasons, however some experience symptoms such as burning, pain, itching, swelling and skin discoloration due to their spider veins.

Spider veins are considered a venous disorder. Venous disorders occur when there is a reduced function in the leg veins. If the valves inside the vein walls weaken, the blood that is normally pumped back towards the heart will start to flow backward and pool in the legs and/or feet. While the most prominent cause of spider veins is heredity, a woman’s hormones can impact the vein walls and contribute to venous disorders as well. This can explain why women are more prone to spider veins than men and why pregnancy often triggers their appearance.

Other causes of spider veins includes factors that you may be able to control, such as:

  • Being overweight
  • Sitting or standing still for long periods of time
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • High-heeled footwear and tight, restrictive clothing

It is not uncommon to notice spider veins starting in your 20’s, and they typically increase with age. The good news is that we have board certified professionals who can effectively and comfortably treat your spider veins at any age. Olansky Dermatology offers some of the most proven methods for spider vein removal, including laser therapy or injection sclerotherapy. Call today to schedule your appointment.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

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I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

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I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

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I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

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Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.