When most people think about unwanted veins, the first two conditions that come to mind are varicose veins and spider veins. Varicose veins are larger and most frequently appear on the legs. Spider veins develop in the smaller vessels that are located close to the surface of the skin. They are also common on the legs. However, unlike varicose veins, they are just as common on the face. This means they are often noticed by others immediately. As such, many people start looking at their options for spider vein removal.
Spider veins can cause symptoms in rare situations. When they do, the individual with the condition may experience some numbness and tingling, along with some occasional pain. However, in the vast majority of cases, spider veins produce no symptoms. The only issue people have with them relates to their appearance.
Spider veins are usually visible through the skin. They appear as lines that seem to go in random directions. These lines are relatively thin and can appear to be woven together. They get their name because they can look a lot like a spider’s web or a spider’s legs. These lines are usually dark enough that they are very conspicuous due to their contrast with the color of the skin. They can appear red, purple or blue. Needless to say, spider veins are things that many people want to eliminate due to the negative effect they have on appearance. Fortunately, there are treatment methods available for safe and effective spider vein removal.
The treatment method that has been in use for the longest amount of time for the purpose of getting rid of spider veins is sclerotherapy. It is done when a special solution is injected into the spider veins that are being treated. This injection causes the veins to collapse. They then turn into a type of scar tissue that is absorbed by the body over time. They will begin to fade from view until they are entirely gone. Sclerotherapy is a safe procedure that seldom causes any complications.
Laser treatments have risen to the top of the list of the most widely used treatments for spider veins in recent years. They are done through the use of a specialized unit that emits highly concentrated pulses of light into the targeted blood vessels. The heat from the laser safely destroys the vein, and it begins to disappear. Today’s laser technology allows the laser energy to be focused on the spider veins that are selected for removal without harming the tissue that surrounds the veins.
If you have unwanted spider veins that you would like to have removed, you should make an appointment at Institute Beauté in New York City to learn about your options for spider vein removal. Your veins can be evaluated and a determination can be made regarding the treatment method that is likely to bring you the best results. Contact our New York City office today to schedule a consultation!