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Care for Spider Veins at University of Colorado Hospital

Spider veins are a condition in which clusters of small veins near the surface of the skin become pooled with blood because of poor circulation. The blood makes the veins visible as fine, tangled clusters. Spider veins may appear in the:

  • Legs
  • Ankles
  • Thighs
  • Face (occasionally)

Spider veins are a cosmetic issue and do not affect or endanger your health. But if they are a cause for concern, they can be removed.

Medical Team


A doctor who specializes in skin care.


Primary care doctor

A doctor who provides initial care for a patient with a concern, ongoing care for a variety of conditions and referrals to specialists for patients who need additional care.



Your doctor may eliminate spider veins by injecting them with a saline solution that irritates the walls of the veins and creates scar tissue. Without a blood supply, the scar tissue disappears from view. Sclerotherapy may require several sessions.

Get Treatment at these UCH Facilities

Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora
(720) 848-0500


University Internal Medicine – Denver at Lowry
(720) 848-9500


University Internal Medicine – Anschutz
Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora
(720) 848-2300


University Family Medicine - A.F. Williams at Stapleton
(720) 848-9000


University Family Medicine – Boulder
(720) 848-9200


University Family Medicine – Park Meadows
(720) 848-9330


University Family Medicine – Westminster
(720) 848-9400


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