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Do Spider Veins Go Away On Their Own?

If you have tiny veins just under the skin that look like broken capillaries or spider webs, you have spider veins or telangiectasias. While common, spider veins can cause frustration and make you self-conscious. Fortunately, you have several minimally invasive options for spider vein treatment. You can see clearer skin that you feel more confident about, and you will start to see results after a single treatment. 

What are Spider Veins? 

Spider veins are small, red, purple, and blue vessels that twist and turn. Often visible on the legs and face, they are a common cosmetic concern. They are caused by a variety of factors, such as genetics, rosacea, pregnancy, hormonal changes, and prolonged standing or sitting. Spider veins are usually harmless, but in rare cases, they may signal an underlying venous condition.

Do Spider Veins Go Away On Their Own? 

Spider veins become visible when the walls of blood vessels become stretched, revealing the pigments inside. Once these vessels become stretched, they will not go back to normal. Eliminating the appearance of spider veins means closing off problem veins so the body can absorb them. 

How Can I Get Rid of My Spider Veins? 

The right spider vein treatment for you depends on where your spider veins are located, their size, their color, and other factors. All are minimally invasive and have little to no downtime. To get rid of spider veins, we may recommend: 


Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat many types of spider veins. A medical solution is injected into the vein, which causes the vein to collapse. The solution causes the walls of the vein to stick together, which blocks blood flow and causes the vein to be reabsorbed by the body. The procedure offers an effective treatment for spider veins, but multiple sessions may be required for optimal results. This is used for blue veins around your eyes, forehead, breasts or legs. 

1064 Nd:Yag Laser Treatments

1064 Nd:Yag laser treatment is a type of laser therapy used to treat spider veins. The laser emits a specific wavelength of light that targets the pigments inside your spider veins, causing them to collapse and disappear. Because it targets spider veins without affecting the skin, you can expect little to no downtime. This is used on the face, body, and legs.


VeinGogh™ uses a special device to deliver fine, high-frequency electrical impulses through a small probe. This causes the vein walls to heat up and collapse, and the body will absorb the veins over time. VeinGogh™ makes an excellent choice for spider veins too small for sclerotherapy. This is used for spider veins on the nose and ankles.

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Am I a Good Candidate for Spider Vein Treatment?

Most people with spider veins are good candidates for treatment. Using one of the three methods above will eliminate the majority of spider veins within a few treatments. You should understand that new spider veins can develop over time, especially if you have a tendency to develop them. 


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person spider vein treatment consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you. 

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