Varicose veins and spider veins, which may begin to appear on the surface of our skin, are enlarged veins appearing as small, thin veins that are usually red, blue or purple in color – and can be shaped like a spider web, a tree branch pattern or thin separate lines. These veins, which are not essential to blood transportation, are not only cosmetically unappealing to many women, but they can also cause a number of health problems if left untreated. Varicose veins and spider veins are very common – and it’s estimated that 30 million Americans have some type of venous disease.
If you have varicose veins or spider veins, it is important to have them examined by a specialist regardless of whether they cause any physical discomfort. By being proactive about seeking help for vein conditions you can not only feel better about your appearance, but can ensure better health now and in the future. Laser therapy is a minimally invasive way to reduce the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins in your body and on the surface of the skin. In addition, at Dermatology Institute and Laser Center we also use a procedure called sclerotherapy to effectively treat spider veins – and choose Asclera as the solution to the problem. Asclera is a prescription medicine injected into the affected area. Depending on the spider vein, most will begin to fade within two to six weeks.
If you have varicose veins, spider veins or any type of vein condition, it’s important to have them examined by a specialist. At Dermatology Institute and Laser Center, we can help you look and feel your best, without the embarrassment (and potential health complications) of varicose and spider veins. Contact us at either our North Bergen office at (201) 255-4046 or our Clifton office at (973) 472-1000 to schedule an appointment to learn more about our innovative solutions to treat vein conditions, or email us.