The twisting, red-purple lines of spider veins can make you feel self-conscious and sometimes lead to leg discomfort. Have them treated at Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in Midland Beach of Staten Island and Borough Park of Brooklyn, New York, by vascular specialists Inam Haq, MD, FACS, and Sushil Samant, MD, FACS, FICS. To learn about the options available to remove spider veins, call the office or book online.
Spider veins are twisting, thin red, purple, or blue lines that appear on your face or legs. These spider veins are usually harmless but can be cosmetically unsightly. Sometimes, spider veins cause aching, swelling, and pain in the legs.
The veins appear due to faulty valves. These valves usually push blood up toward your heart, but when they fail, blood pools and becomes visible under the surface of the skin.
Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment that’s been used for decades to eliminate spider veins. During the treatment, Dr. Haq and Dr. Samant inject a specialized salt solution into visible spider veins. The solution scars these veins, causing them to close.
The treated spider veins become scar tissue and fade away. Sclerotherapy may require several treatments. Dr. Haq and Dr. Samant can create a treatment plan customized for your spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is performed in office and requires no anesthesia. You go home right after the treatment, which usually takes less than an hour. You may experience some itching, mild swelling, and skin color changes following the injections, but these side effects fade within a few weeks.
In some cases, Dr. Haq and Dr. Samant may recommend laser therapy to destroy spider veins. Laser energy is inserted into the offending veins using a catheter, and the heat energy damages the internal walls of the blood vessels.
Laser treatment requires no needles or incisions. The laser energy causes the veins to scar over and disappear. Blood flow redirects to healthier veins, and your circulation improves.
You may experience some redness, bruising, itching, swelling, and skin tone changes as a result of laser therapy to remove spider veins. These side effects fade over the course of several weeks or months to reveal vein-free skin.
To learn more about how you can achieve smooth skin and make spider veins disappear, call Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Haq and Dr. Samant can help alleviate the cosmetic distress and physical pain these faulty veins cause.