Spider veins and varicose veins are not only embarrassing – they could indicate underlying circulation problems. If you suffered through the summer months hiding your legs in long pants, it’s time to do something about it. Everyone has seen them at some point, but there is no longer reason to hide! Make an appointment with a vascular specialist in Manhattan such as Dr. Lev Khitin of the New York Vein Treatment Center. You’ll be well on your way to clearer, smooth legs and a boost of confidence that will add a spring to your step – even in the middle of fall.
Problems with circulation cause veins close to the surface of your skin to fill up with blood. The effect is the cluster of purplish spider veins or even bumpy, bulging varicose veins on your legs. Certain factors, such as genetic predisposition, habitual heavy lifting or standing for long periods can boost your chances of those pesky spider and varicose veins popping up on your legs. Some people experience nagging symptoms, such as swelling and leg pain, along with spider and varicose veins. Though this condition is usually harmless, most people don’t like to look at them on their body and resort to feelings of shame and embarrassment about their appearance. Luckily, there are fast and effective procedures available to help you get rid of varicose veins and spider veins.
What treatments are typically performed by a skilled spider veins doctor in NYC?
Superficial LASER therapy is the best way to remove the tiniest spider veins. The larger spider veins and bluish-greenish non-bulging, so-called “reticular veins” are best removed by sclerotherapy. In this procedure, the physician uses a very thin needle to inject the affected veins with a sclerosant (chemical solution). The solution agitates the walls of the veins and causes them to collapse and disappear from sight. Sometimes more than one session is needed. The procedures are performed right in your doctor’s office within well under thirty minutes, after which you can go right back to your normal activities with no restrictions. If you had any issues with leg pain or swelling, most patients find that these symptoms diminish or even vanish right away.
The best way to get rid of bulging varicose veins is called endovenous LASER therapy (EVLT). During this procedure, a LASER is inserted into the affected veins through a tiny catheter. Heat from the LASER irritates the walls of the vein causing them to collapse permanently.
If you cannot or prefer not to undergo these procedures, there is still hope! Your doctor may suggest wearing compression stockings as a conservative treatment option that is particularly beneficial for alleviating symptoms of varicose veins. There are also other numerous non-invasive methods of dealing with bad veins, such as special exercises, certain life style changes and weight management protocols.
If you’re looking for spider and varicose vein treatment in NYC, look no further than New York Vein Treatment Center. Call us at (212) 575-8346. No matter what is causing your poor circulation, our friendly and experienced vein specialists will work with you on an individual basis and recommend a plan to have the fastest, most convenient, and most comfortable vein care plan for you and your needs. We look forward to hearing from you soon!