Is There a Cure for Spider Veins? Join Vein Treatment Clinic Experts for a Q&A

June 20, 2019
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Is There a Cure for Spider Veins? Join Vein Treatment Clinic Experts for a Q&A

Spider veins appear just beneath the surface of the skin as webs or clusters of red, blue, and purple. Many patients believe them to be harmless, albeit unattractive. However, in some cases spider veins are more than a cosmetic issue. They signal an underlying vein disease like Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Fortunately, there is a cure for spider veins. Today’s treatments are fast, effective, and minimally invasive. Your vein doctor in New York or vein doctor in New Jersey can help you choose the vein treatment method that is best for you.

What Causes Spider Veins?

Though it is sometimes possible to glimpse healthy veins under the surface of the skin, particularly in those that have a light complexion, healthy blood vessels are generally not visible. When they protrude against the skin with a thick, twisted, rope-like appearance, they are referred to as varicose veins. When you can see a web or cluster of thin red, blue, or purple veins just beneath the surface of the skin, they are referred to as spider veins. In both cases, the veins are not functioning as well as they should be.

After your arteries distribute oxygenated blood throughout your body, your veins are responsible for carrying the deoxygenated blood back to your heart. It can be challenging to move blood from your lower half to the heart, because the vessels must work against gravity. A series of tiny one-way valves inside the veins helps the process along by ensuring that blood travels in the right direction. If the valves are damaged through injury or disease, blood can leak backwards.

Veins with damaged valves are unable to function effectively, so blood pools in the lower part of your body – particularly the legs and ankles. The pooling blood puts pressure on other valves, as well as the vessel walls. As pressure increases, the vein wall is weakened, and the vein begins to swell. This creates the spider veins and varicose veins that you see.

One of the most common causes of varicose veins and spider veins is a condition called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Unfortunately, physicians who do not specialize in venous disorders frequently fail to diagnose this disease correctly. As a result, they tend to treat the symptoms – spider veins and varicose veins – without addressing the underlying issue.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of vein disease, such as varicose and spider veins, it is important to visit your vein treatment center to ensure an accurately diagnosis and an effective treatment plan.

What are the Symptoms of Vein Disease?

Though varicose veins and spider veins are the most obvious symptoms of vein disease, you may be experiencing other signs as well. Many patients notice swelling in their legs and ankles, and legs may feel sore, achy, and heavy. You may notice that your skin is itchy or tight, particularly near the swollen veins.

Leg cramps are common, especially at night, which can disrupt your sleep. You may also develop Restless Leg Syndrome, which is marked by a feeling that your legs need to move or stretch, even when you are relaxed.

If the disease progresses untreated, symptoms can become more serious. For example, skin around the ankles may become discolored and extremely fragile. Relatively minor cuts and scrapes can turn into wounds that are slow to heal. This allows bacteria to enter, and skin infections like cellulitis may follow.

Who is at Risk for Vein Disease and Can It Be Prevented?

More than half of all Americans will experience varicose veins and spider veins at some point, though not all of these cases are caused by CVI. Two of the biggest risk factors for various venous disorders include a family history of varicose veins and spider veins, and a sedentary lifestyle.

While nothing can be done about a genetic predisposition to vein problems, you can reduce your risk by staying away from smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and making it a point to exercise regularly. Even simple activities like walking increase circulation, which helps to keep your blood vessels working effectively.

If you need to spend long periods of time sitting or standing, be sure to take regular breaks and move around. Too much inactivity gives blood a chance to pool in the lower part of your body. Finally, if you know you are at high risk – for example, during pregnancy – consider wearing compression stockings to promote circulation in your legs and ankles.

What Is the Cure for Spider Veins?

Chances are, if you have spider veins or varicose veins, you have gotten a lot of advice on home remedies. For example, many people use witch hazel and/or products made with horse chestnut to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with swollen blood vessels. These options can be helpful in keeping your discomfort to a minimum, but they are unlikely to solve the problem long-term. A truly effective cure for spider veins and varicose veins requires intervention from an expert.

Your vein doctor in NY or vein doctor in NJ has a variety of methods to treat varicose veins and get rid of spider veins. Most are designed to permanently close unhealthy vessels, allowing blood to automatically reroute through healthier veins. The tissue from the closed veins is reabsorbed by your body, eliminating the appearance of varicose and spider veins.

Typically, treatment is delivered through a very small incision in your skin. The unhealthy vein is sealed through the use of medication, heat, laser energy, or vein glue, depending on your specific situation. Your vein doctor uses a local anesthetic, rather than general anesthesia, so there is no need for a hospital visit. These procedures take between 15 and 30 minutes, and you can resume your normal activities right away.

Note that physicians in other specialties may offer an alternative cure for spider veins, such as a surface laser treatment. However, there are two reasons that you should consider visiting a vein specialist instead. First, surface laser treatments are often ineffective. Second, a comprehensive exam from an experienced vein doctor ensures that if there is an underlying condition like CVI causing your varicose veins and spider veins, it will be diagnosed before symptoms become more serious.

How Do I Choose a Vein Specialist?

There are two important factors to look for in a vein specialist. First, review the physician’s qualifications. Any doctor you consider should be Board-Certified, with specific education and experience in venous disorders. Second, choose a vein specialist that makes the relationship between physician and patient a priority. The quality of your care will always be higher when you and your vein doctor have open, two-way communication.

The Board-Certified physicians at the Vein Treatment Clinic are focused on putting patient relationships first. You can expect to be treated as a partner, and you can be confident that you will receive an accurate diagnosis and a comprehensive treatment plan that is carefully tailored to your situation.

Visit the Vein Treatment Clinic online to schedule an appointment or call 855-807-4936 to speak with a member of the staff.

Meet our certified diplomate team

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED

Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | Double Certified
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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