Spider Veins are damaged blood vessels. They are right under your skin and look red, blue or purplish. They are harmless and rarely cause any symptoms. However, in severe cases, they may cause itching, burning sensation and discomfort. With the correct treatment, you can eliminate spider veins and feel more confident about your skin’s appearance.
Dr. Satjit Bhusri, MD, of Upper East Side Cardiology, offers the latest treatments for removing spider veins. He is a specialist in vein health and has treated patients with advanced spider vein concerns. Consult him immediately and find a suitable treatment for your spider veins New York.
Spider veins Vs. Varicose veins
Most people assume that spider veins and varicose veins are the same. Well, this is not the case. Varicose veins are large protruding blueish or purplish veins resulting from improper blood circulation. On the other hand, spider veins are smaller and appear like streaks. Several reasons can cause spider veins, including hereditary issues, hormonal fluctuations, skin trauma, sun damage, etc.
Also, Varicose veins mostly appear on the lower legs and thighs, whereas spider veins can appear on several body areas along the legs. Spider veins are observed on:
In some cases, spider veins are a temporary problem. Some females may experience them in pregnancy. Even certain medications can cause them. In such cases, spider veins gradually diminish after the pregnancy is over or when the drug stops.
How are spider veins treated?
When spider veins are permanent, they don’t just go away without treatment. In such a scenario, contacting a physician in New York becomes necessary. There are two widely used treatment options for spider veins, they are:
It is a minimally invasive treatment. Your healthcare provider will inject a chemical solution into your spider veins, and they will start fading. In about three to six weeks, all your spider veins will disappear. Depending on your condition and the expertise level of your provider, you may need multiple treatment sessions.
- Laser therapy
A non-invasive treatment highly recommended to treat spider veins on the face. No injections or surgery is needed. Your provider uses a laser to heat and destroy your spider veins. The smaller spider veins will disappear immediately. However, some veins may take one to three months to disappear completely.
If your condition is severe, discussing your treatment options with an experienced healthcare provider in New York is best. If you suffer from varicose veins or venous stasis ulcers, your doctor must treat them first before working on your spider veins.