Do Spider Veins Require Treatment?

Spider veinsSpider veins are a condition in which the blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface become damaged. Their name comes from their web-like appearance, and they are generally red, purple, or blue. Spider veins are often present on people’s legs below the knee, on the upper thigh, or around the ankle, and can also appear on your face.

Although not typically symptomatic, they can cause burning or itching in the legs for some patients. Furthermore, they can be indicators of circulatory problems like varicose veins. The majority of people prefer to remove spider veins due to their appearance.

Spider veins are four times more common in women than men and often begin during a woman’s pregnancy. Other triggers include jobs that require long periods of standing and weight gain.

Treatment Available for Spider Veins

Spider veins can be eliminated easily and without any pain through cosmetic treatments. Two minimally invasive and popular treatments we offer at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills are foam sclerotherapy and laser ablation. Your best option is to discuss these treatments with one of our professionals, who can personalize treatment for you based on your medical history, the size and location of the spider veins, and other important details. Many treatments take only twenty minutes or less and are treated on an outpatient basis. Additionally, in most cases, you do not need to stay afterward for a recovery period.

Both forms of treatment destroy the network of blood vessels, causing the spider veins. Then, the leftover tissue gets reabsorbed into the body without any remaining discoloration. Once fully healed, you can’t see any remnant of the spider veins.

Our qualified doctors at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills can help you learn more about which treatment option is best for treating your spider veins.

Learn More about Treating Your Spider Veins in Short Hills, NJ

Whether you’re looking to relieve discomfort from spider veins or boost your confidence in your appearance, schedule an appointment with one of our professionals in Short Hills, NJ, about treating your spider veins. Contact Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills at (973) 232-6245 or complete our online contact form.

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