How Does a Leg and Vein Doctor Remove Spider Veins?
Spider veins are a common nuisance, but with the right vein doctor, they are easy to treat. Spider vein treatment doesn’t require surgery, general anesthesia, hospitalization, or recovery time. Minimally invasive vein doctors use surface laser treatment, sclerotherapy, endovenous laser therapy, or radiofrequency ablation to destroy spider veins.
Using lasers on the surface of the skin can cause irritation, and endovenous laser therapy is less comfortable than radiofrequency. So, our Harvard-trained vein specialists find sclerotherapy or radiofrequency ablation to be the most effective treatment for spider veins. Book an appointment with our board certified vein doctors in New York today!
Can I Treat Spider Veins & Superficial Varicose Veins Myself?
Spider veins and varicose veins can produce symptoms like leg swelling, heaviness, restlessness, cramping, itching, and discoloration. You might be able to reduce some of these symptoms if you wear compression stockings, manage your weight, elevate your legs while resting, and avoid long periods of sitting or standing in one position. But you can’t actually remove spider veins or varicose veins with these tactics. And some patients aren’t advised to wear compression stockings.
In addition, many patients can’t avoid a stationary position at their job (truck drivers, security guards, receptionists, Uber drivers, cashiers, teachers, etc.). Rather than managing symptoms for the rest of your life, book a minimally invasive, highly effective treatment for spider veins. Most procedures are covered by insurance and take just 15 to 30 minutes to complete. What is the best way to remove spider veins? Visit a minimally invasive vein doctor!
Do I Need a Doctor to Remove Varicose Veins & Spider Veins?
If you want to remove spider veins or varicose veins, you will need a vein doctor. The good news is most spider veins and varicose veins don’t need to be surgically removed. Our renowned vein specialists use tiny needles, fibers, and catheters inserted through the surface of the skin to administer treatment to the vein’s walls.
The spider vein or varicose vein is sealed shut while it’s inside the body, where it’s then harmlessly reabsorbed. The vein is eliminated, not extracted, and blood is rerouted into healthy veins. This gentle approach means no large incisions, general anesthesia, hospitalization, or recovery time, so it’s the perfect solution for quick removal of spider veins.
Are Some Blue Veins on Legs Not Varicose?
Spider veins and varicose veins are red, blue, purple, or green. But how do you tell the difference between these and healthy veins? Varicose and spider veins appear more colorful because they are near the surface of the skin. In fact, varicose veins often protrude, raising the surface level of the skin above them.
Spider veins are distinguishable by the way they often branch out from a central point, in spindly patterns that resemble a spider’s web. Varicose veins are larger, more protuberant, and often highly tortuous (twisted). While varicose veins form one twisted line, spider veins often appear in clusters. Both types of defective veins are prone to symptoms like swelling, cramping, and itching, if they’re caused by valve failure in deeper veins (venous insufficiency).
If you have red, purple, green, or blue veins on your legs, they’re not necessarily varicose or spider veins. But most people develop spider veins or varicose veins in adulthood, particularly if their parents had them. This is especially true for women. So, see a vein doctor for a diagnosis.
Will I Have Pain Years After Varicose Vein Surgery?
In rare cases, varicose vein surgery can cause long-term pain if the patient sustains nerve damage, scar tissue, infection, or other complications of surgery. However, as mentioned, most patients do not need surgery for varicose veins, and spider veins are not treated surgically. Minimally invasive alternatives are safer, gentler, and faster, and they are recommended over surgery for most patients.
Spider & Varicose Veins vs Stretch Marks: Same Treatment?
One modality that is used for veins and stretch marks is laser treatment. But the type of laser and delivery of thermal energy are quite different in these procedures. Surface lasers can treat stretch marks and facial spider veins. But many patients are sensitive to the heat and irritation of surface lasers.
Surface lasers do not work for varicose veins or for spider veins in the legs that are caused by venous insufficiency. Those veins require endovenous therapy that is delivered directly to the vein’s walls. Our doctors are trained in endovenous laser treatment, but they prefer endovenous radiofrequency treatment, sclerotherapy, and vein adhesives, since they are more comfortable to the patient.
When Should I Book a Vein Treatment Clinic for Spider Veins?
The sooner you visit a vein treatment clinic for spider veins, the better your outcome will be. Some spider veins are asymptomatic. But others indicate venous insufficiency, which will produce a variety of unpleasant symptoms, as well as additional spider veins or varicose veins. Treat your spider veins promptly to avoid unnecessary complications.
Should I Get My Varicose Veins Treated Before Spider Veins?
Some patients ask whether it’s more urgent to treat varicose veins than spider veins. While varicose veins are bigger and more protrusive, both types of veins can signify Chronic Venous Insufficiency. In this common disease, a valve inside a vein fails and blood flows in reverse, building pressure that generates varicose veins and spider veins. Patients can’t self-diagnose venous insufficiency, nor can they see the severity of malfunction in deeper veins. So, whether you have varicose veins or spider veins, it’s wise to see a vein doctor promptly.
What’s the Best Vein Center for Spider Veins in New York?
The best vein clinic in New York for spider veins is one that’s run by board certified, minimally invasive vein doctors. Spider veins don’t require surgical removal, so you don’t need a vascular surgeon. But if they’re caused by venous insufficiency, they do need a vein doctor, not a dermatologist or esthetician. Visit our state-of-the-art vein clinics in Midtown Manhattan or the Financial District for cutting-edge, non-surgical solutions.
What’s the Best Clinic for Varicose Veins in New York City?
If you have varicose veins rather than (or in addition to) spider veins, a board certified, minimally invasive vein clinic is still the best choice. Varicose veins rarely require surgery. In fact, studies show that vein stripping surgery is more likely to cause a recurrence of varicose veins, and it’s unnecessarily invasive. Varicosities respond well to radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, endovenous laser therapy, vein adhesives, and mechanochemical ablation, all of which you’ll find at our vein clinics in NYC.
Where Can I Find NYC Vein Treatment Center Reviews?
Our vein clinics were named “Centers of Excellence,” and they’re run by doctors who were named “RealSelf Top Doctors” and “Patients Choice” physicians. Each of our vein treatment clinics is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, and all of our vein doctors are board certified. Our patients consistently leave 5-star reviews for our unparalleled vein care. Read the reviews here, and book your appointment to get rid of spider veins in less than 30 minutes!