Spider Vein Injections

June 22, 2019
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How to Get Rid of Spider Veins: Should I try Spider Vein Injections?

There are few words that can cause a chill to run down your back like the word “spider.” We’ve all encountered a large, unexpected guest in our house and jumped at the mere sight of its massive presence. You’ve never experienced real terror until you’ve unwittingly walked into a spider’s web and try to vigorously swat it off of your face. While we know that most spiders are harmless, they can still cause the hair on your arms to stand up if you catch one skittering across your kitchen floor.

If you’ve seen spider veins on your body, you might have exactly the same reaction! Vein doctors will tell you that unlike most harmless spiders, spider veins can indicate a deeper, underlying issue that may require spider vein injections. Only a vein expert can diagnose spider veins, and determine whether spider vein injections are right for you. Vein doctors such as the highly-trained professionals at the Vein Treatment Clinic of New York and Vein Treatment Clinic of New Jersey are spider vein injection specialists, and can help you gain confidence as you get rid of your spider veins.

What are Spider Vein Injections?

Spider veins injections are referred to as “sclerotherapy.” Your vein doctor will use a tiny needle to inject a medication called a sclerosant into your spider veins. This medicine irritates the walls of the vein and they stick together. Over time, the vein collapses and is reabsorbed by the body. This process can take several treatments to achieve a complete result. Sclerotherapy is mildly uncomfortable, but not painful and is perfectly safe when performed by a trained professional.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins and varicose veins both originate from the same underlying issue, which is called “chronic venous insufficiency”, also known as “venous reflux.” What you thought was simply a cosmetic annoyance actually signifies there is a deeper issue that would benefit from a consultation with a vein expert. Your veins are designed to bring used blood back to your heart to receive more oxygen, and then be re-circulated throughout your body. Veins have to fight against gravity to do this hard work, and are assisted by valves that keep the blood flowing in the correct direction.

However, when these valves become weakened, due to age, sitting or standing for long periods of time, pregnancy, or genetics, the blood slips back into the vein and pools. The pooling then manifests itself into larger varicose veins, or smaller spider veins, which resemble a spider’s web and are located much closer to the surface of your skin. The combination of all of these actions is defined as chronic venous insufficiency. Spider veins are easily visible, can be blue, red, or purple in appearance, and twist and turn underneath the skin’s surface. Vein doctors can diagnose chronic venous insufficiency, and identify spider vein injections that can be used to remove spider veins.

What are the Consequences of Spider Veins?

When you first spot a spider vein on your leg, you may mistake it for something else– perhaps an allergic reaction to a bug bite or a sunburn. However, spider veins do not disappear with just lotions and cream alone, because the underlying problem of chronic venous insufficiency has not been addressed by a vein expert. A great analogy to explain this condition is to think of chronic venous insufficiency like a leaky pipe trapped within a wall. When the pipe bursts, it stains the wall. By just getting cosmetic injections for spider veins, you’re simply painting over the water-stained wall, without actually fixing the leaky pipe inside.

Spider veins are not only visually unappealing, they can also cause physical changes. You may notice that your spider veins begin to feel heavy, achy, itchy, or appear ashy, and this is a result of the underlying issue of chronic venous insufficiency that needs to be addressed by a vein expert. The vein doctors at the Vein Treatment Center of New York and Vein Treatment Center of New Jersey are highly-trained vein experts who can diagnose chronic venous insufficiency, treat the “leaky pipe” that is causing your spider veins, and suggest spider vein injections that will work for you.

 

What is the Best Way to Remove Spider Veins?

Spider vein injections are the best way to treat chronic venous insufficiency, which in turn will combat your spider veins. Unlike cosmetic injections for spider veins, spider vein injections target the underlying issue of venous reflux which is causing your blood to not move in the proper direction. For spider vein removal, your vein doctor may recommend one of the following minimally-invasive methods:

  • Sclerotherapy: This is the medical term for spider vein injections. Your vein doctor will use a duplex ultrasound to locate the area that is affected by venous insufficiency. Once this targeted area has been identified, your spider vein injection will be administered. What is the injection? Called Sclerosant, it is a salt-based solution that damages the innermost lining of the blood vessel, creating a natural clot. This clot then blocks the blood circulation in the affected vein, causing your spider veins to naturally disappear.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation: Also known as “RFA”, your vein doctor will use ultrasound technology to insert an RFA fiber into the affected spider vein. Using heat-based thermal technology, the RFA fiber produces a reaction that creates sclerosis (hardening) and eventual collapse of the vein wall. This minimally-invasive technique should only be administered by a vein doctor, such as the vein experts at the Vein Treatment Center of New York or Vein Treatment Center of New Jersey.
  • Venaseal: Also known as “vein glue”, the Venaseal glue acts within seconds to fuse the affected spider vein. With the damaged vein now sealed, blood is forced to re-route through healthier veins, creating a permanent solution to your spider vein problem.

If you’re starting to see spider veins appear on your body, don’t ignore the signals that your body is giving you. Contact the vein experts at the Vein Treatment Center of New York or Vein Treatment Center of New Jersey to discuss how their vein doctors can employ spider vein injections that will address your chronic venous insufficiency.

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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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