Treating Spider Veins
If the veins on the surface of your skin spread out, looking like a spider web, chances are you have spider veins. Spider veins can be embarrassing, but fortunately, our vascular surgeon can help. Dr. Michael Kassouf at VeinMedic provides a wide range of vascular services, including treatment of spider veins. He has two convenient office locations in Brooklyn, and Elmhurst, Queens, NY, to help you.
What You Need To Know About Spider Veins
Spider veins are different from varicose veins. Spider veins are thin blue or red veins that spread out like a spider web, over the surface of your skin. They develop most often in the legs and face. There are a few factors which can increase your risk of developing spider veins, including:
- Poor circulation
- Being overweight
- Taking birth control pills
Spider veins can be treated effectively with a procedure known as sclerotherapy. During sclerotherapy treatment, liquid is injected into the spider veins, causing them to close up. The closure of smaller spider veins causes blood to divert to larger, healthier veins. Over time, the spider veins dry up and disappear, eventually reabsorbing back into your body.
Consider these important benefits of sclerotherapy treatment:
- It’s quick, and can be completed in about 10 to 30 minutes
- It’s convenient, and can be performed on an outpatient basis
- It’s easy, and requires no anesthetic
Sclerotherapy treatment also requires only about an hour of downtime, so it’s easy to get back to your day.
You can do a lot to help prevent spider veins. Remember to:
- Change your position frequently
- Avoid standing or staying seated for long periods
- Avoid tight clothing which can restrict circulation
- Increase circulation by exercising regularly
Want To Know More?
To find out more about the causes and treatments for spider veins, call Dr. Kassouf at VeinMedic. You can reach him in either office in Brooklyn, or Elmhurst, Queens, NY, by calling (718) 238-0131, so call today.