Spider Vein Removal and Treatments in New York

What are Spider Veins?

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.

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What Causes Spider Veins?

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:

  • Genetics: Most people with spider veins have a family history of them.
  • Women: Spider veins happen to men and women but are more commonly found in women.
  • Pregnancy: – An increase in blood and additional weight may cause spider veins to form.
  • Hormones: An increase of estrogen, especially through birth control or hormone therapy, can weaken vein valves and produce spider veins.
  • Age: As you get older, you are more likely to develop spider veins.
  • Sitting or standing for long periods: Remaining in the same position puts more strain on your vessels to pump blood back to the heart. This can cause spider veins.
  • History of damaged veins: If you already suffer from vein disease or have experienced a blood clot in the past, you are more likely to develop spider veins.

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Varicose vein treatments can be covered by most insurance. Most local insurance plans are accepted. We accept patients without health insurance.

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Spider Vein Treatments Options

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 and to get the advanced care you need.

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.

When Should You See a Specialist About Your Spider Veins?

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.

The Best Treatment for Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy is a technique that is used for spider vein removal 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!

Schedule a Consultation with New York Metropolitan Vein & Aesthetic Center

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vein Disease, Spider & Varicose Veins

1. How Are Spider and Varicose Veins Different?

Spider veins lie close to the skin surface and look like delicate blue or red tracings. Varicose veins could appear blue, red, or even skin-colored but look more like cords that bulge out of the skin. Doctors consider spider veins a more minor result of the same problem that causes varicose veins. That is, valves that control blood flow have become weak. Thus, people with spider veins may eventually develop varicose veins and even more severe issues in the future.

2. Who Tends to Suffer From Spider Veins?

Some people have a genetic tendency to develop spider or varicose veins. Otherwise, these conditions could cause an increased risk:

  • Obesity or pregnancy
  • Having to sit or stand for extended periods
  • Exposure to the sun
  • Hormone changes
  • Age

Certainly, age increases the risk of suffering from leg vein problems. The Department of Health and Human Services finds leg vein problems quite common with the overall population too. Contrary to popular belief, these problems do not just impact women. As many as 55 percent of women and 45 percent of men suffer from some kind of problem with the veins in their legs.

3. Do Spider Veins Indicate Serious Health Problems?

Doctors don’t generally consider spider veins a very serious medical issue by themselves. Some people suffer from itching or burning in the area where they appear. Rarely, they could signal blood backup inside the legs. Anybody who suffers from discomfort or has an underlying medical issue should seek medical treatment. The appearance of spider veins may signal that the patient should take steps to keep them from progressing into varicose veins and other more serious issues. Doctors might suggest moderate exercise, suitable shoes and stockings, and other measures to improve overall health and keep spider veins from getting worse.

4. Who Can Help With Vein Leg Problems?

Certainly, doctors also offer proven treatments for people who want to remove unsightly spider veins to improve their appearance. In New York, contact the Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center to address concerns over vein problems by calling 914-295-2202 today.

5. What Exactly Are Varicose Veins?

Many patients have a hard time grasping what varicose veins are and how they form in the body. Generally speaking, your veins are designed to keep blood moving in the direction of the heart. When you have varicose veins, the valves stop closing after the blood moves through them. This is caused by chronic venous insufficiency. 

This condition allows the blood to flow backward into the vein and pool up, causing swelling and the blue or purple color that you have come to associate with varicose veins. 

6. Do Varicose Veins Cause Pain?

Varicose veins tend to worsen over time. They can lead to pain if the progressive nature of the disorder is not addressed quickly. In the beginning stages, varicose veins are small and can hardly be seen. They are not likely to cause much pain or discomfort during this stage. 

The larger they grow, the more likely you are to feel them become sensitive to the touch. The swelling becomes uncomfortable and leads to fragile skin surrounding the varicose veins. Once you start to notice more pain, the veins can even cause ulceration. 

7. Are Varicose Veins a Risk Factor for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Unfortunately, the development of varicose veins can indeed increase your chances of deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. Varicose veins affect the veins that are closest to the surface of the skin, but DVT impacts the veins deeper in your legs. As blood pools up in these larger veins, you may have more blood clots. 

Blood clots can negatively impact your circulation, but there is an even bigger risk: If they work their way loose, they can travel to the lungs, which can be fatal. If you have varicose veins, early treatment is key. 

8. When Should You Treat Varicose Veins?

Once you notice that you have developed varicose veins, don’t expect them to improve all on their own. Varicose veins are a progressive disorder that will worsen over time. 

You should not let varicose veins progress because they can cause discomfort or pain. While you may not need to worry immediately, consistent swelling or ulceration should be key factors in determining when to treat this condition.  

9. What causes varicose veins?

These six risk factors can all contribute to the development of this condition: 

  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Prolonged standing

If you experience any of these risk factors, you should pay close attention to veins in your legs that appear swollen or dark in color. These could be the early signs of the formation of varicose veins. 

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