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Department of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

Cosmetic Dermatology - Spider Veins/Leg Veins


Spider veins are small red, purple, or blue veins visible on the thighs and lower legs. They are caused by abnormalities in blood flow and damaged valves within the veins. Genetic factors, hormonal changes, or prolonged standing or sitting can contribute to the appearance of spider veins. A number of effective treatments to eliminate spider veins are offered by the UC Davis cosmetic dermatology services including sclerotherapy and laser and light source procedures.

If you would like to discuss eliminating your spider veins, please request a consultation to speak with our cosmetic dermatologists. Please call 916-734-6111 or 800-770-9282.


Cosmetic dermatology procedures

Laser and light source procedures

  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Fractional laser treatment
  • Photofacial and light source rejuvenation
  • Laser vein treatment


Dr. Burrall

Barbara Burrall, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Director of Pigmented Lesions Clinic

Melanoma, pigmented lesions, general dermatology

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