What Can I Do about My Spider Veins?
By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA
April 05, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: spider veins  

Current treatment options for spider veins

It seems all of a sudden you have thin red lines running up and down your legs and spider veinsfeet. They almost look like a web of veins cascading down your leg. They’re called spider veins, or telangiectasias, and they are very common. They differ from varicose veins by their size and pattern. All you know is you don’t like showing off your legs anymore. Help is just a phone call away from the doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner, and Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons want you to know that typically, spider veins are not harmful, but they can sometimes ache or burn.

There are some things you can do to prevent spider veins. Remember to:

  • Elevate your legs and don’t cross your legs
  • Always wear sunscreen
  • Don’t stand or sit for too long, keep moving and changing position
  • Wear supportive footwear and loose clothing that doesn’t constrict blood flow

Once you have spider veins, don’t despair. The doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons have an effective treatment to remedy spider veins. It’s called sclerotherapy and has been used by the office to treat spider veins for over 25 years.

Sclerotherapy involves your doctors injecting a solution into your spider veins that closes up the veins. Your blood will flow to a healthier, larger vein. The spider veins fade and become unnoticeable. Sclerotherapy can be performed in 10 to 30 minutes with only about an hour of downtime.

You deserve to look your best so if you have spider veins, don’t suffer! Don’t let spider veins keep you from wearing shorts and enjoying your summer. Call the doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons with offices in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner, and Bridgewater, New Jersey. They can help you get rid of embarrassing spider veins, so call today!

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