Spider Veins

Dermatologists & Mohs Surgeons & Laser Specialists located in Teaneck and Saddle River, NJ
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Spider Veins services offered in Teaneck and Saddle River, NJ

Spider veins are harmless but affect the look of your skin. Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center in Teaneck and Saddle River, New Jersey, provides cosmetic treatments for spider veins. The dermatologists believe everyone deserves to feel confident and provide treatments to improve your skin’s appearance. To find out more about treatment options for spider veins, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are those thin red, blue, or purple lines that form on the skin, creating a web-like pattern. 

You may develop spider veins anywhere on the body, but they most often appear on the legs and face. If you have spider veins on your legs, you may also have varicose veins.

Spider veins aren’t a serious health concern but do affect your appearance. With advances in treatments, you can get rid of the visible lines and improve the look of your skin. 

What causes spider veins?

The cause of spider veins depends on their location. 

In the legs, the visible veins develop because of damage to the valves in the vein, causing blood to flow backward and pool. The pooling blood creates pressure on the vein, causing it to enlarge, resulting in visible lines.

Spider veins on the face are broken blood vessels caused by sun damage or a skin condition like rosacea.

What can I expect during a consultation for spider veins?

You can expect a professional and compassionate consultation when you visit Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center for a spider vein consultation. The dermatologists review your concerns, goals, and medical history.

They examine your skin and talk to you about the treatment options for your spider veins.

What are some treatments for spider veins?

Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center customizes your spider vein treatment plan based on the location of the visible veins.

Treatments that get rid of spider veins include:

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is an injection that contains a chemical irritant. When administered into the spider vein, the irritant causes the walls of the vein to collapse and close. Your body then reroutes blood flow through other veins, and the spider veins disappear over time.

Laser treatment

Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center provides laser treatment for spider veins on the legs and face. This laser tool targets the pigmented cells in the vein, heating and destroying the visible vein. 

Endovenous laser therapy

Endovenous laser therapy involves inserting a catheter into the spider vein and using laser energy to heat and destroy it from the inside. 

To find out how you can get rid of your spider veins, call Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center or schedule an appointment online today.

 

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