Spider Veins Specialist

Kevin McMullen, MD

General & Vascular Surgeon located in Oklahoma City, OK

You don’t have to learn to live with your spider veins, nor do you have to feel like you have to cover them up all the time. At the office of Kevin McMullen, MD in Oklahoma City, board-certified surgeon Dr. McMullen can treat your spider veins right in the office. With little to no downtime required, you can leave the office with visibly clearer skin the same day. Book your spider vein evaluation by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the clinic directly.

Spider Veins Q & A

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins, which are much like smaller varicose veins, develop when your veins become damaged as blood pools and stops circulating in and out of the affected veins. They most commonly form when veins lose natural elasticity as you get older. You’re also more likely to struggle with spider veins due to hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy.

In some cases, your weight is to blame. Being overweight or obese can put added pressure on your veins, particularly in your lower extremities. The same sort of issue occurs if you work in a field that requires you to stay on your feet all day.

Other times, spider veins form simply because they run in your family. No matter what’s causing your spider veins though, you have plenty of options for effective treatment.

How are spider veins treated?

Dr. McMullen offers both sclerotherapy and laser treatments for spider veins, depending on your needs. Sclerotherapy, which is one of the most effective solutions, involves injecting a sterile solution directly into your affected veins.

This solution causes your vein to scar, so blood is forced to recirculate to surrounding veins that are healthier. Over time, the treated collapsed veins dissolve and completely fade away.

Dr. McMullen could even suggest noninvasive laser treatments. These laser spider vein sessions cause your damaged vein to close up, so blood has to circulate in other veins. Dr. McMullen is a board-certified surgeon and established vascular specialist, so you can feel confident that your spider vein treatment will be safe and effective.

What is the recovery time after spider vein treatment?

Both sclerotherapy and laser spider vein treatments are performed right in the office. Little to no downtime is expected. To help you heal, Dr. McMullen may apply compression wrapping or suggest wearing compression socks for just a few days.

Usually, you can return right back to work and many of your regular activities the same day. Then you can gradually start getting back into your workout routine after several days, or as tolerated.

It can take from three to six weeks to achieve optimal results after your spider vein treatment at the office of Kevin McMullen, MD. If you have more stubborn spider veins, Dr. McMullen could suggest two to three sessions to get rid of them entirely.

Get started on your spider vein treatment right away by booking an evaluation at the practice of Kevin McMullen, MD. Schedule online or over the phone.

Individual results may vary.