Do you have spider veins? How do you know?
Spider veins are common, affecting over half the population. These tiny little veins can appear like a spider’s web – hence the name – and are most common on the face and legs. For most people, they are painless and don’t cause harm to our health. For some, they may cause some discomfort. However, many people who have them choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons.
Treating your spider veins can improve the aesthetics of your face and legs, making your skin appear more youthful and healthy. Spider vein treatment can also restore a sense of confidence and the freedom to enjoy shorts without fear of showing off your legs.
Spider veins are common, but how do you know you have them? How do you know whether you suffer from spider veins or varicose veins?
If you have spider veins, you will see small veins on your face or legs that form in small, thin lines. They are typically blue, red, or purple in color and can appear as a single vein, or a web of veins that branch out. These small little veins may not be pleasing to look at, but they otherwise shouldn’t cause you any harm, aside from a bit of discomfort in some cases.
Varicose veins, on the other hand, are much larger and can appear at bulging, bumpy, or twisted veins. These types of veins can also cause quite a bit of discomfort. People who suffer from varicose veins may experience a higher risk of blood clots, pain, itching, throbbing, bleeding of the veins, swelling in their legs or ankles, and heavy/achy legs. Treatment for varicose veins isn’t always just for cosmetic reasons but for health reasons as well.
If you have spider veins, you may be wondering what you did to cause them. The truth is, spider veins are not caused by any one thing in particular, but there are several factors that may increase your risk of developing them. Some of them are avoidable, while others are not.
Here are some of the known factors that may increase your risk of spider veins:
Are you embarrassed by your spider veins? You should know there are spider vein treatment options available that will let you say bye-bye to your unwanted spider veins. Schedule a free consultation and speak to our vein specialist to discuss which treatment is right for you.
All of our spider vein treatments are performed right here in the office, and you should be ready to resume normal activities within 24-48 hours.
If you have spider veins that are causing you discomfort, or you simply want to remove them for cosmetic reasons, you should speak to your vein specialist.
The right time to see a specialist is when you are ready to have a discussion with your doctor. Many people try to ease their discomfort with at-home remedies using compression socks, but this does not provide a permanent solution and does little to increase the aesthetics of your legs.
If you want to remove your spider veins, you should consider a spider vein treatment.
Sclerotherapy is a technique that is used to remove spider veins and small varicose veins. This procedure takes place right in the office and is minimally invasive. When you come in for sclerotherapy, we will inject a small amount of solution into the affected veins. This solution will cause the veins to swell, close, and eventually shrink. Over time, the spider vein will begin to fade until it can no longer be seen.
Over a determined amount of treatments, your spider veins will be gone, and you will be left with beautiful looking skin.
Because this is a minimally invasive procedure that is done in the office, you will be able to go home once your spider vein treatment is completed.
The treatment typically takes about 30 minutes, depending on the condition of your veins. Once the treatment is over, you can resume normal activities within 24-48 hours. This spider vein treatment is fast, easy, and you will love the results!
Are you tired of having to hide your spider veins? Are they causing you discomfort and are ready to get rid of them? Give New York Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center a call today, or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a consultation.
When you speak to our vein doctor, we will discuss the health of your veins and come up with a comprehensive spider vein treatment plan with you.