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Is It Healthy to Remove Spider Veins?

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: now part of Schweiger Dermatology Group, 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.

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.


Sclerotherapy is our most popular option. It is faster, more economical, and more comfortable. By performing a series of microinjections directly into the veins, Dr. Dohner is able to seal the veins shut. Over time, the veins are reabsorbed by your body, and the area is cleared of the veins. This treatment works best and fastest for larger areas of spider veins on the legs and for dark blue veins.

1064 Nd:Yag Laser Treatments

For smaller, harder-to-reach veins (or for those that don’t respond to sclerotherapy), we recommend 1064 Nd:Yag laser treatments. By using laser light, Dr. Dohner is able to make the veins vanish by sealing them shut and preventing blood flow. No needles are used in this process. You may be asked to wear compression socks for 24-48 hours after your procedure. Downtime is minimal, and the veins will disappear over time.

What’s Right for Me?

To determine what’s right for you, book a screening with our office. Once you decide the best route for your individual needs, we’re sure you’ll love the results. At NYSVC, we’re here to help you look and feel your best.


*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 Removal consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 286-0672 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you!

*Individual Results May Vary.

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