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Spider Veins Specialist

Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center

Vein Surgeons & Vascular Surgeons located in Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY & Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY

Tangles of twisting, visible blood vessels beneath the skin can mar your smooth skin. These spider veins on your face and legs can be erased with treatments at Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in Midland Beach of Staten Island and Borough Park of Brooklyn, New York. Inam Haq, MD, FACS, and Sushil Samant, MD, FACS, FICS, help you find cosmetic and physical relief from the aching these veins cause. Call the office or book an appointment online.

Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

Telangiectasias, or spider veins, are tiny blood vessels that you can see on the surface of the skin. You may notice them on your face or legs as they look like lines, tree branches, or tangled webs. Spider veins have a bluish or reddish hue.

Spider veins are typically not painful, but some people do experience symptoms that include:

  • Burning
  • Swelling
  • Aching
  • Cramping

These symptoms usually occur when spider veins affect the legs. Treatment, however, can help alleviate discomfort due to spider veins and help you restore a smooth, clear appearance.

What causes spider veins?

When the one-way valves in small veins stop working correctly, blood flow slows, pooling in the veins and becoming visible under the surface of the skin.

Your legs commonly develop spider veins because the blood flow has to work hard against gravity to travel back to the heart. People are at greater risk of spider veins due to:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Sun exposure
  • Genetics

Dr. Haq and Dr. Samant can evaluate your spider veins to determine their severity and devise an appropriate treatment plan.

Losing weight, avoiding long periods of standing or sitting without moving, wearing support pantyhose or socks, and regular exercise can help prevent spider veins, even if you’re at risk of developing them.

How are spider veins treated?

Mild cases of spider veins may be treated with medical-grade compression stockings that help put pressure on your veins and promote normal blood flow. Compression stockings can reduce pain and swelling associated with the veins.

Sclerotherapy can be an effective spider vein treatment. During this procedure, the doctors inject a special solution into the faulty veins so they collapse and gradually disappear. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes less than an hour. You’ll likely need 2-4 treatments to achieve your desired results.

In some cases, the doctors may recommend endovenous laser treatment, which involves passing a laser fiber through a catheter directly into the vein. The laser seals off the affected veins and diverts blood flow to healthier veins nearby.

To learn how you can relieve the appearance and discomfort of spider veins, call Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center or schedule an appointment using the online tool.