Safe and effective methods for reducing the appearance of spider veins are available at Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in Midland Beach of Staten Island and Borough Park of Brooklyn, New York. Vascular specialists Inam Haq, MD, FACS, and Sushil Samant, MD, FACS, FICS, provide sclerotherapy and laser treatments to alleviate the cosmetic unsightliness and physical pain these faulty veins cause. Schedule a consultation by phone or use the online tool to set up an appointment.
Women and men can develop spider veins, clusters of red, purple, or blue lines on the calves, thighs, and ankles. They’re caused by veins that have valves that fail. No longer do the veins push blood back to the heart, rather they allow blood to pool and become visible beneath the skin.
You’re at a greater risk of developing spider veins due to:
Regardless of why you’ve developed varicose veins, you’re eligible for treatment.
Spider veins may respond well to lifestyle changes, such as losing weight if you’re overweight and increasing physical activity levels. A healthy diet also helps.
You may also benefit from wearing medical-grade compression stockings. These stockings hug your legs and improve blood flow to reduce symptoms associated with spider veins, including swelling, burning, and leg heaviness.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a special solution into spider veins using a tiny needle. The injected solution causes the vein to collapse and become scar tissue. The vein eventually fades and blood flow directs to more healthy veins nearby. Depending on the severity and number of your spider veins, you may need several treatments to get the results you desire.
Sclerotherapy is most commonly used to treat spider veins.
Endovenous laser therapy may also be used to treat spider veins. This treatment involves inserting a catheter in spider veins and delivering laser heat energy to scar the internal walls of the vein. The vein collapses and dies; blood flow redirects to healthy veins.
Spider vein treatments are performed on an outpatient basis, so you go home the same day. You may need a few days of downtime following treatment, and the doctors may recommend that you avoid strenuous activity as the veins heal.
Expect some mild swelling, bruising, or discoloration following spider vein treatment. These side effects fade within a few weeks or months to reveal clear skin. If you’re concerned with any side effects, never hesitate to call the office.
To learn how you can benefit from spider vein treatment, call Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center or schedule an appointment online.