Dr. Roger Koreen of Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington offers spider vein removal treatment. Spider veins are superficial, unraised, red, or blue lines on the face or legs. They are not painful but can be a cosmetic issue for patients. If you are bothered by spider veins, schedule an appointment with our spider vein clinic for an assessment and to develop a treatment plan for your veins.
Also called telangiectasia, spider veins are small, dilated veins just beneath the surface of the skin. The veins are red or blue and spread out like a spider web. They are caused by increased pressure, but they are not hot, painful, or itchy. While spider veins are rarely a medical issue, they can be a cosmetic concern for patients. Over time, they usually increase in number and visibility.
Laser treatment for spider veins
In order to eliminate your spider veins, a consultation is necessary to assess the veins, review your medical history, and create a treatment plan. Patients often confuse spider veins with varicose veins, which are often swollen, raised, and uncomfortable. The two types of veins require different treatments.
For spider veins, sclerotherapy and laser treatments are offered. A single therapy or a combination may be used. With sclerotherapy, a very fine needle is used to inject the veins with a solution or sclerosant. This solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel. The vein gradually breaks down and fades away so it is hidden from view.
During a laser treatment, the technician and the patient use protective eyewear. As the laser is passed over the treatment site, its energy heats and destroys the blood vessels. Small to medium blood vessels can be treated with the laser. Over few weeks, the body reabsorbs the vessels, so they disappear.
For the best results, adhere to the doctor’s post-care instructions. Wearing compression garments may be recommended. Compression stockings help reduce the symptoms and prevent veins from reappearing. Daily walking may also be recommended. More than one spider vein removal treatment may be needed.
Benefits of laser spider vein removal treatment
Laser treatment for spider vein removal is a safe, effective treatment option. Treatments come with the following benefits:
- Precise – Laser treatments are very precise. The energy is controlled and targeted to treat only the veins. The surrounding tissue remains unharmed.
- Safe – Laser treatments are safely performed under the guidance of a medical professional. The laser comes with built-in safety measures, and settings are customized to each patient’s needs.
- Fast recovery – Side effects are generally mild and will diminish as the skin heals. Possible side effects may include redness, bruising, or blistering at the treatment site.
- No downtime – After a laser spider vein removal treatment, downtime is not necessary. Patients can resume their usual activities. However, as with any laser treatment, it is important to protect the skin with sunscreen.
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Schedule an appointment with our spider vein clinic for spider vein removal treatment. Contact Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY at (631) 417-3300.