Spider Veins

Why Treat Spider Veins?

Most patients seek treatment for spider veins to improve the look of affected areas. While these sprawling, thread-like veins do not typically cause major health problems, they can occasionally cause discomfort. Modern treatments eliminate the appearance of spider veins and any associated symptoms with minimally invasive techniques.

Common Causes of Spider Veins

Older individuals and pregnant women are at higher risk for developing spider veins, and genetics can be a contributing factor as well. Though spider veins commonly appear on the legs, they can also be found on the face, ankles and other parts of the body.

Treatment Available


This time-tested, proven procedure closes the vein, allowing blood to be rerouted to healthier veins.

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FDA-approved VeinWave™ uses microwave technology to remove spider veins, typically in just one to two treatments.

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Laser Treatment

In addition to our primary spider vein treatments, we also offer laser treatment, which uses light to break down problematic veins

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Dr. Tidwell is a wonderful doctor and a true gentleman. I had varicose veins in both legs that were causing cramping and pain. He was calm and pleasant during the procedures and kept me at ease. You are seen on time for your appointments every time. The outcome was amazing. Another doctor I went to saw the work done by Dr. Tidwell on my legs and asked me for his information. Connie at the front desk is wonderful. Tiffany, his Physician's Assistant, is fantastic.
- Steve Brill in Ft Lauderdale, FL
You guys are the greatest. I couldn't ask for better care. The Doctor and staff treated me with the upmost concern. I would have and recommended them to friends of mine.
- Jack Eisenlohr in Stuart, FL
Great experience. Dr. Tidwell and his staff are fantastic. Very knowledgeable and responsive to concerns.
- Frank F in Palm City, FL


Why should I choose Medicus for spider vein treatment?

As vein specialists, Dr. Steven Tidwell and his board-certified Nurse Practitioner have the skill and latest technology at hand to treat varying cases of spider veins, including reticular, or "feeder"…

What are Spider Veins?

Spider Veins, or Telangiectasias, are small, dilated or broken segments of blood vessel visible through the skin, often seen in a clustered pattern known as “spider veins.”

Hypertonic saline vs. Polidocanol for sclerotherapy?

We use FDA-approved Polidocanol for the sclerotherapy treatments. While the efficacy is the same, hypertonic saline (heavy salt water) is not used because it cannot be made into a foam…

How long does it take for the spider veins to go away after treatment?

Depending on how large the spider veins are, they typically go away within 2-4 weeks and may require up to 3 to 5 sclerotherapy or cutaneous laser treatments. When using…

Are facial veins able to be removed?

Yes, the VeinWave™ treatment is specifically made for the small spider veins commonly found around the face including the nose and cheeks. Using microwave energy, the Veinwave procedure will eliminate…

Are veins in the hand able to be treated?

Yes, veins in the hand can be treated by injecting a sclerosant into the vein, also known as sclerotherapy. We also recommend injecting a dermal filler into the hand to…

Do insurance companies cover the cost of spider vein treatments?

Insurance companies do not cover the cost of spider vein treatments because they are considered cosmetic procedures. If ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is necessary for small varicosities to be injected, these treatments…

Our Expertise

Steven Tidwell, M.D. founded Medicus Vein Care to offer the best diagnosis, care and treatment for spider and varicose veins.

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The Medicus Experience

Our vision is to give each patient the highest quality of vein care while providing a tailored experience; we believe these two traits define our practice.

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