Spider veins, while not a serious medical concern, can make you self-conscious about your body. But while you may be avoiding getting treatment for spider veins because you think the benefits are small, consider the many advantages associated with the two types of spider vein treatments used at our clinic.
Dr. Jeffrey Gosin and the rest of our team at Shore Vascular & Vein Center want to make sure you feel and look your best. That’s why we offer both sclerotherapy and laser treatment to help you get rid of spider veins. These treatments can benefit you in a number of ways.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are small, twisted veins that show through the surface of your skin. They often appear on your legs or face. They affect both women and men, although they’re more common among women. Spider veins generally don’t present a medical issue, but they are a cosmetic concern and sometimes can itch or burn.
Spider veins are a similar condition to varicose veins; however, varicose veins are often much larger and create a twisted, bumpy line on the surface of the skin, and they can sometimes lead to a more serious problem. Spider veins are usually much smaller and only create a visible difference, but treating them offers valuable benefits.
Treating spider veins
We can treat spider veins at our Somers Point, New Jersey, office in two ways. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into the veins that causes them to collapse, eventually being absorbed back into your body. Laser treatment involves safely heating the unwanted veins until they become damaged and disappear.
Benefits of using sclerotherapy to treat spider veins
Sclerotherapy is a fast outpatient treatment that usually requires only 20 minutes in Dr. Gosin’s office. You usually see the results of the procedure around six weeks or so after treatment.
Treatment with sclerotherapy can rid you of the spider veins that damage your self-confidence. It’s also an easy and safe procedure that utilizes only mild irritants. Sclerotherapy is so mild that it allows you to return to your normal activities almost immediately after treatment. This treatment is helpful for minimizing discomfort brought on by spider veins, which can make it easier to enjoy your daily tasks and move about freely.
Benefits of using laser treatment to treat spider veins
We use the excel® V laser to treat spider veins. Laser treatment has many of the same benefits as sclerotherapy. Specifically, it’s a mild procedure that requires very little time out of your day and provides impressive results that you can see within weeks of your treatment. Some patients need more than one treatment to achieve their desired results, but they report being more comfortable both physically and emotionally following treatment.
In addition, the excel V laser can be tailored to your specific skin type and tone, offering you a completely customizable treatment experience. What’s more, the laser can treat other issues, such as varicose veins, skin discoloration, port wine stains, and cherry angiomas. If you have more than one of these conditions, you might want to choose the laser procedure so you can treat them at the same time.
You don’t have to live with spider veins and the cosmetic and physical issues they cause. Call 609-297-5992 or request an appointment online to visit our office at your earliest convenience.