The difference between spider veins and varicose veins is size. Varicose veins are larger with swollen and raised blood vessels thatare visible through the skin on the legs. Spider veins differ only because they are smaller, and they commonly occur on both the legs and face. Both have the power to make you feel self-conscious. The good news is that varicose veins and spiders veins are treatable. Varicose veins are the more serious of the two, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that spider veins are a serious problem for many people. Rao Dermatology offers two types of spider vein treatment, one of which might be right for you.

A Closer Look at Spider Vein Treatment

Laser treatment is one option for spider vein treatment. It aims the laser lights at spider veins on the legs and face, which causes the veins to collapse. Sclerotherapy is the second form of spider vein removal used at Rao Dermatology. It’s completed by injecting a special solution into the spider veins, and it works to make the veins disappear over the following weeks to months.

No matter which spider vein treatment option you choose, you will need to follow up your treatment with the right aftercare. A good candidate will listen to the instructions provided by our experts and follow through with every detail. It’s the best way to ensure the treatment works completely. Proper aftercare can also help improve the results of your spider vein treatment.

Good Candidates are Realistic

A good candidate for spider vein treatment knows what to expect when the treatment is over. Results can vary based on the severity of the spider veins. Age and overall health can also play a part in the success of spider vein treatment. Some candidates might see significant improvement, and other candidates might see a marked improvement. It all depends on the unique case.

Spider veins are unattractive, but they can be managed. Our dermatologist and staff at Rao Dermatology can discuss your candidacy with you during your initial consultation at our office in Manhattan, Woodbridge, Atlantic Highlands, Hanford, or Fresno. Contact us today to book your appointment.

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