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What your dermatologists in Mt. Arlington, Morristown, Liberty Corner, and Bridgewater want you to know
If you’ve noticed small veins that look like spider webs close to the surface of your skin, chances are you have spider veins. They can appear blue or red and look like the branches of a tree spreading out over your skin. They are most common on your face and legs.
If you have an injury to your skin, as your skin begins to heal, it can scar. Blood flows into the area, causing the scar to appear red. For both spider veins and red scars, there are several effective treatments to help heal and smooth your skin. Your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons in Mt. Arlington, Morristown, Liberty Corner, and Bridgewater, NJ, want to tell you about skin cosmetic procedures for spider veins and red scars.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure to help diminish the look of spider veins. During treatment, your spider veins are injected with a medication to close the veins. Your blood supply reroutes to healthier, stronger veins. As your spider veins lose blood supply they will fade, leaving clear skin. Sclerotherapy is performed on an outpatient basis and doesn’t require anesthesia.
Laser therapy is also used to diminish spider veins. During treatment, your spider veins are exposed to pulses of laser light, causing them to fade over time. Treatment is performed on an outpatient basis, requiring no needles or incisions. Laser treatment can also be effective to diminish the look of red scars.
You don’t have to suffer from unsightly spider veins or red scars. Your skin doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons want to help you look better and feel better about yourself. For more information on skin cosmetic procedures call the dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons with offices in Mt. Arlington, Morristown, Liberty Corner, and Bridgewater, NJ. Call today!