Treating Your Spider Veins
Spider veins are thin veins which spread out on the surface of your skin. They can be ugly and embarrassing. If you are bothered by spider veins, your vascular specialist can help you. Dr. Michael Kassouf at VeinMedic offers comprehensive vascular services, including spider vein treatment. He has two convenient office locations in Brooklyn, and Elmhurst, Queens, NY.
What You Need To Know About Spider Veins
There is a difference between spider veins and varicose veins. Spider veins appear on the surface of the skin, appearing most often on the legs and face. Varicose veins are larger and bulge out. You are more likely to develop spider veins due to:
- Poor circulation
- Carrying excess weight
- Taking birth control pills
There are some important things you can do to prevent spider veins. Remember to:
- Change your position often
- Avoid standing or staying seated for an extended period of time
- Avoid tight clothing which can restrict circulation
- Increase circulation by exercising regularly
If you have spider veins, you should seek out help from your vascular specialist. Dr. Kassouf uses a procedure known as sclerotherapy to clear up spider veins. During a sclerotherapy session, liquid is injected into the spider veins, closing the spider veins. When the smaller veins are closed, blood is diverted to the larger, healthier veins. Without blood flow, the spider veins dry up and fade away, eventually reabsorbing back into your body.
Sclerotherapy offers some important benefits like these:
- Sclerotherapy treatment is fast and can be performed in about 10 to 30 minutes
- Sclerotherapy treatment is convenient, and can be performed on an outpatient basis with no hospital stay
- Sclerotherapy treatment is easy, and requires no anesthetic
- Sclerotherapy treatment requires only about an hour of downtime
Want To Know More?
To discover more about the causes and treatments of spider veins, call Dr. Michael Kassouf at VeinMedic. You can reach him in either office in Brooklyn, or Elmhurst, Queens, NY, by calling (718) 238-0131, so call today.