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How Long Does Spider Vein Treatment Last?

Do you have discolored, web-like veins on your face, legs, or elsewhere on your body? Spider veins are usually harmless but can be cosmetically bothersome. Spider vein treatment can restore your clear, even-looking skin. We offer several treatment methods to help you achieve beautiful, lasting results. 

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small veins just underneath the skin that become stretched and enlarged. They develop the appearance of webs or tree roots. Their thin walls allow pigments to show through the skin, making them look blue, red, or purple. Heredity affects your likelihood of developing spider veins. Women develop them much more often than men, and hormones also play a role. In most cases, spider veins are a cosmetic issue. 

How are Spider Veins Treated?

The best treatment for your spider veins depends on their size and location. Dr. Eric Dohner at New York Skin & Vein Centers specializes in vein treatments. He may use a combination of treatments to achieve the desired results. 


This preferred treatment provides an efficient option for treating large areas of spider veins. Dr. Dohner injects the spider veins with a solution that causes them to collapse, stopping blood flow. We use FDA approved medications to treat the veins (not hypertonic saline which is painful and can cause severe side effects). It is important to find the feeder veins that cause the surface spider veins to get the best final outcome. Repeated treatments may be needed to see the results you want. 


This treatment works even on tiny spider veins. Dr. Dohner also uses it to treat spider veins that remain after other methods. It uses microburst technology that usually eliminates the problem of spider veins in just one treatment. 

How Long Does Spider Vein Treatment Last?

You will most likely need several treatments to entirely eliminate your spider veins. Large clusters of spider veins can take the longest time to remove. Sclerotherapy sessions are usually scheduled four to six weeks apart until you are happy with your results. 

Treated spider veins never grow back. However, you may develop new ones over time. We recommend a maintenance session every 18 to 24 months. This treatment will address new spider veins as they appear and keep your skin clear and even. 

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.

Is There Any Downtime With Spider Vein Treatment?

You can return to your daily routine without delay after spider vein treatment. Dr. Dohner will provide further instructions depending on the type of treatment. Some people notice effects such as minor irritation or sensitivity that last up to a week.


*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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