How To Get Rid Of Spider Veins

Aug 13, 2018

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How to Get Rid of Spider Veins: What Causes them and What are the Best Treatment Options?

Spider veins affect more than 50 percent of people in the United States at some point during their lives. Women suffer from the condition more frequently than men, and aging increases the likelihood that you will develop this issue. Spider veins are also known as telangiectasias, and they occur when tiny veins form close to the skin’s surface. The colorful lines resemble a net or a spider’s web. Fortunately, treating spider veins does not require complicated surgery. There are a variety of simple, non-invasive procedures available from your vein doctor New York or vein doctor New Jersey, including Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and Sclerotherapy.  To determine how to get rid of your spider veins, a vein doctor needs to gather a significant amount of information.Many people feel self-conscious when unsightly purple, blue, and red spider veins develop. In some cases, the veins feel itchy, inflamed, or painful. However, despite the discomfort, it is common for those suffering from the condition to delay treatment, believing it is merely a cosmetic concern.

While spider veins may be harmless, it is wise to have them checked by a specialized vein doctor as soon as possible. They can be symptoms of more serious vein disease.

What are Spider Veins

Healthy veins have one-way valves that ensure blood flows towards the heart. Once blood passes through the valves, it can’t go back. The valves of diseased veins fail to keep blood moving in the right direction. As blood leaks backwards through the valves, it pools. This causes pressure on the walls of affected veins, which eventually weakens them. Pressure from the pooled blood causes veins to dilate, making them visible through the skin.

This condition is known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). It can impact your overall health, because your veins are struggling to move blood from your limbs to your heart. When you are standing, your veins must fight gravity to move blood from your legs, which is why this area is frequently the first place you see spider veins.

Some people with spider veins do not feel discomfort, so they are primarily concerned with the aesthetics of this condition. However, a percentage of patients report throbbing, itchiness, achiness, or cramping in the affected area. Instead of simply treating the surface issues, it is important to consult with a physician who specializes in vein disease to ensure you are correctly diagnosed.

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What Are Risk Factors for Spider Veins?

A variety of factors can increase your risk of developing spider veins. Some are preventable, but others can’t be avoided. Gender plays a significant role in spider veins, and if your parents had spider veins, you are at increased risk. Women who are pregnant and those experiencing menopause frequently develop the condition, and obesity makes spider veins more likely for both men and women. Hormone therapy is a contributing factor, and a history of blood clots may increase your risk. Finally, spending extended periods of time on your feet can cause spider veins to form.

How Can Spider Veins Be Treated?

When the issue is purely one of appearance, many patients opt for cosmetic injections to treat their spider veins. However, cosmetic injections may be an inadequate solution if you have underlying venous insufficiency. Spider vein treatment is best performed by an experienced physician, because these experts differentiate between harmless spider veins and serious vein disease. Some of the options available to you include the following:

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Radiofrequency Ablation

Often referred to as RFA, Radiofrequency Ablation is a popular spider vein treatment. RFA is an important development in CVI treatment, because it has replaced the more complex and invasive “stripping” surgery that was once the standard of care. One of the biggest benefits is that RFA is minimally invasive, and you can resume your normal activities in just a few hours. RFA relies on thermal energy to close diseased veins, which eventually vanish as they are reabsorbed by your body. The blood naturally reroutes through a healthy vein, eliminating the webs under your skin’s surface.

Sclerotherapy

Some physicians recommend Sclerotherapy to get rid of spider veins and the underlying CVI. This method closes diseased veins through a medical injection of Sclerosant. The solution damages the interior of veins undergoing treatment, causing a blood clot to form. The clot prevents blood from flowing through the vein, and it is rerouted to alternative paths. Eventually, the treated veins become scar tissue. As this process occurs, they become more difficult to see under the surface of your skin.

Sclerotherapy can be done in your physician’s office or a clinic setting, so you don’t have to find time for a hospital stay. It usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and then you can be on your way. Some patients find Sclerotherapy uncomfortable while the treatment is being performed. They report a burning feeling as the medication is injected. However, the sensation generally passes in a few seconds, and it is unusual to experience continued pain and discomfort in the days following your procedure.

Keep in mind that spider veins and varicose veins often appear together. Your provider can use these same techniques for varicose vein treatment as well. Learn more about diagnosing and treating spider veins at the Vein Treatment Center. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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