You’ve probably heard of spider veins. Maybe you have them and wonder how to get rid of them or even if it’s healthy to remove them. Different than varicose veins, spider veins are the ugly counterparts that don’t really cause problems but maybe the reason you won’t wear skirts, dresses, or bathing suits. They range in appearance from tiny, red threads (Telangiectasias) to darker, blue, and flat lines (Blue Reticular Veins). Thankfully, spider veins can be removed with a simple in-office procedure with little to no downtime.
Should I Have My Spider Veins Removed?
While spider veins aren’t harmful to the health of your legs, they can be quite distracting and ugly. In rare instances, spider veins can cause localized stinging or burning. Either way, they can be a real confidence killer. But there’s good news, no matter what your reason is for wanting spider veins gone, it’s perfectly safe and healthy to get rid of them.
At New York Skin and Vein Center, we have two state-of-the-art ways of removing spider veins. Dr. Dohner is a vein health expert and has written extensively on the subject. If you’re concerned with your spider veins and don’t know which treatment is ideal for you, Dr. Dohner will help you decide with a simple screening. If you want to know more right away, read on to get a better idea of the options available to you.
What Are My Treatment Options?
Both of our spider vein removal options have their advantages, but it’s a matter of choosing which one is right for you. Depending on the severity of your concerns and the types of veins you have, we recommend sclerotherapy in most cases and 1064 Nd:Yag laser treatments for others. To decide which one you’re best suited for, Dr. Dohner is here to help.