Spider Veins Conveniently located to serve Paramus and Bergen County
Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Care
David Singh, MD
Medical Spa located in Paramus, NJ
Spider veins aren’t just unsightly; they’re often linked to issues with vein disorders and require medical attention. It’s important to get treatment for spider veins, as they are often a sign of disorders of larger veins. At Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Care in Paramus, , Dr. David Singh regularly diagnoses their underlying causes and provides treatment for these affected blood vessels. To learn more, call or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment.
Spider Veins Q & A
What are spider veins?
Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are small, dilated blood vessels located near the skin’s surface. They get their name from their appearance, which resembles spider webs. They range from red to blue and, while most often found on the legs, they can also be found in other areas of the body, including the arms and face.
They’re typically not painful and normally don’t pose a major health problem. However, when they do become painful, they’re often associated with disorders of larger leg veins, which makes it critical to treat the visible spider veins and address the underlying, deeper causes.
Spider veins are not to be confused with varicose veins. Although the two conditions are quite similar, spider veins are usually much smaller and appear closer to the skin surface while varicose veins are much larger and deeper, appearing below the surface of the skin.
Should You Be Concerned About Spider Veins?
While they’re not always a cause for concern, it is imperative that you get professional help if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Burning or itching sensation in the region
- Swelling and heaviness of the legs or region where the veins are present
- Leg numbness and rashes
- Aching pain in the legs
- Darkening of the skin region where the veins are present
What causes spider veins to appear?
Veins carry blood from different parts of your body back to your heart. Your leg muscles squeeze to send blood back to your heart against the push of gravity. Veins in your body contain valves that ensure blood flow moves in one direction and doesn’t accumulate or flow backward.
If you have faulty, damaged, or weak valves in your veins, blood can build up and cause enlarged veins that appear as spider veins on your skin and cause pain.
Some factors that can increase your risk of developing spider veins include:
- Increasing age
- Hormonal changes (such as during pregnancy)
- Lack of physical activity
- Medical history (being born with faulty valves)
How do you treat spider veins?
Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for spider veins on your legs.
During this treatment, Dr. Singh injects sclerosant — a mild, FDA approved, chemical solution — into the problem veins to cause them to close. Your body absorbs these damaged vessels and re-routes the blood through other healthier vessels back to the heart.
The number of injections you need varies and depends on the number of affected veins. A single session can involve multiple injections.
Dr. Singh also places a special light against your skin to illuminate other underlying veins, which allows him to target hidden veins.
What to Expect After Your Spider Vein Treatment
It is normal to experience some bruising in the region treated for about a week after the treatment is carried out. You are also likely to experience pain and aches in the treated region for at least 24 to 48 hours after the treatment.
Local anesthesia is normally used for the treatment of spider veins and discomfort during the procedure is minimized in this way. You should be able to return to work and resume normal activities the day after treatment because the procedure is minimally invasive. However, you need to make sure you avoid all strenuous physical activity for about a week following the treatment.
The results of visual sclerotherapy are often seen immediately. You may need to wear compression stockings after your treatment to improve blood flow and achieve optimal, long-term results.
Contact Our Office
If you have spider veins and want to learn more about treatment options, call or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment. With our help, you no longer have to feel self-conscious about wearing something that exposes your veins. You can walk anywhere with confidence and find yourself having higher self-esteem once you receive your spider vein treatment.
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