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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I had an excellent experience starting with the reception staff to the assistant. Dr. Tidwell is an excellent doctor. I have had a great outcome from the procedure that I had. I highly recommend Dr. Tidwell to anyone who is thinking of having vein issues treated.
- Gary Papineau in Jupiter, FL
Dr. Tidwell is not only professional and courteous in all aspects, he is extremely thorough and provides ample time to make sure you fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations regarding results. I never felt I was receiving a sales pitch for further services, or being promised results that simply cannot be guaranteed by any physician. It is obvious that Dr. Tidwell takes great pride in his profession, and it was reflected in the excellent care and results that I received.
- Tiffany P. in Edgewater, FL
Wonderful staff warm & welcoming. Dr Tidwell explains everything to you in a clear & concise manner and listens to all your concerns, you never feel rushed. I had an issue after my procedure and his nurse was wonderful, very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
- Carol Incao in Jupiter, FL


Why should I choose Medicus for spider vein treatment?

As a vein specialist, Dr. Steven Tidwell has the skill and latest technology at hand to treat varying cases of spider veins, including reticular, or "feeder" veins. Reticular veins are…

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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