While usually harmless, visible spider veins can look unsightly, feel painful, or diminish your self-esteem. At Premier Surgical in Brick, New Jersey, general and vascular surgeon Jarrod Kaufman, MD, FACS, can help you eliminate spider veins to give you the beautiful, painless, clear skin you deserve. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Spider veins are harmless, web-like veins that appear when blood vessels close to the skin’s surface dilate or blood backs up inside them. Spider veins are also thought to be influenced by:
These conditions weaken blood vessels or place extra pressure on the veins. During pregnancy, for example, a woman’s blood volume increases dramatically, leading to enlarged veins.
Spider veins commonly occur in the legs because of their distance from the heart and the forces of body weight and gravity on your lower extremities. They’re also more noticeable on the face, where the skin is thinner.
Spider veins are a common condition, especially among women, as they get older. Although genetic factors play a role in your chances of developing spider veins, you can take preventive measures to help inhibit them. The best ways to control your risk factors are to:
These strategies help reduce pressure, prevent blood pooling, and increase circulation.
If noticeable spider veins bother you, explore your treatment options at Premier Surgical. The experts may recommend:
During sclerotherapy, your provider injects a solution into the affected veins. Doing so scars and closes the veins, which makes blood reroute to healthy nearby veins. After a few weeks, treated veins fade away. You may need more than one injection to achieve the best results.
Laser therapy sends bursts of light into spider or varicose veins to make them disappear over time. Laser treatment for spider veins does not require needles or incisions.
During radiofrequency ablation, radio wave energy makes affected spider veins close and go away. Like laser treatment, no needles or incisions are necessary.
If you have painful or unsightly spider veins, you don’t have to live with them. Call the Premier Surgical office to schedule a consultation or book one online today.