Are you one of the millions of Americans that suffer from unsightly spider veins on their legs? It is extremely common to develop small spider veins around the knees angles and other areas of the legs – and these veins can grow larger as we age or our lifestyles change.
Patients who have to spend many hours a day on their feet, or who suddenly gain weight that puts pressure on their legs are at unique risk for developing spider veins. If you’re not familiar spider veins are thin, broken looking veins that appear red, blue or purple in color. They are mostly cosmetic concerns and do not pose medical risk to the patient.
Luckily, these unsightly problems can be treated with sclerosing agents, which are injected to remove spider veins. A very thin needle is used, so small that most patients do not require any pain relief or anesthesia with treatment. The sclerosing agent is basically a saline mixture, that once injected will cause the vein to stop functioning. When spider veins lose their function they are absorbed by nearby healthy tissues and disappear from view.
Contact Laser and Mohs Dermatology of New York today to learn more about how to remove your unsightly spider veins for good.