Spider veins are a natural but often unwanted effect of aging in the human body that can deeply affect the confidence of those who suffer with them. Luckily, we offer comprehensive spider vein treatment at our office, so if you suffer from spider veins you can easily say goodbye to them once and for all. In this blog post, we’ll discuss spider veins in a bit more detail and what your treatment options are.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are groups of small, thin blood vessels that normally develop on the face and legs. They develop close to the surface of the skin, which means that they’re highly visible and are usually either blue, red or purple in coloration.
How Are They Treated?
We can help you address your spider veins with laser treatment or sclerotherapy. Laser treatment works by targeting the spider veins individually, heating them up until they are destroyed (the vein will then be reabsorbed by the body over the coming weeks). Sclerotherapy, on the other hand, involves injecting a saline solution into the affected vein. This solution irritates the vein and forces it to collapse, prompting the body to naturally direct blood flow through other veins. The treated vein is absorbed by the body in the weeks following treatment.
How to Prepare for Your Treatment
Depending on the treatment you choose, it will be minimally invasive at most. We will also provide you with a local anesthetic to help ensure your comfort. Each treatment session should not take longer than an hour to complete. One of the best ways to prepare for spider vein treatment is to avoid exposing the area that is being treated to the sun for long periods of time. This will help maximize the results.
If you’re currently looking into spider vein treatment in Manhattan, NY, we urge you to look no further than Rao Dermatology, a team of specialists in medical and cosmetic treatments for skin conditions. For more information about the services we offer, please get in touch via email or telephone today to start your spider vein treatment in Manhattan, NY. We also serve Atlantic Highlands, Woodbridge, Fresno and Hanford.