Do Spider Veins Go Away on Their Own?

Do Spider Veins Go Away on Their Own?

Michael F. Gioscia, MD, FACS, ABVLM, is a highly respected vascular surgeon and vein specialist at the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York. He’s well known for his expertise and commitment to providing incisionless, in-office vein treatments that offer the best cosmetic results.  

Here’s what Dr. Gioscia says about spider veins and his recommended treatments.

What causes spider veins?

Like varicose veins, spider veins occur when blood accumulates in the vessel, weakening the vein walls and causing them to bulge or stretch out of shape.

Because they occur in small surface vessels (capillaries), spider veins are highly visible. They’re most common in the legs, spreading across the skin in web-like threads that may appear red or intensely blue to purplish black.    

Spider veins are related to increased pressure in the leg veins and may result from the following: 

You’re also more likely to develop spider veins if you have a family history or personal history of varicose veins.

How do you treat spider veins?

Dr. Gioscia notes that his practice is not a one-fix-for-all facility. Instead, during your initial consultation, he takes time to fully evaluate your leg veins and devise the most effective treatment plan. 

Because he has extensive experience in all possible solutions, your strategy may include a variety of treatments that present the best cosmetic outcomes.

That said, spider veins generally respond best to fine-needle sclerotherapy. The in-office treatment involves injecting a sclerosing agent into the vein. This action seals the damaged vessels, cutting off their blood supply and eliminating the cosmetic effects of spider veins. 

Sclerotherapy treatments are quick and painless, and Dr. Gioscia’s extensive experience ensures a successful outcome. You can also expect a full return to routine activities following treatment with no limitations.

What about laser treatments for spider veins?

Dr. Gioscia notes that he may recommend laser treatments for fine-tuning the cosmetic effects of leg veins. But he doesn’t typically recommend laser as a stand-alone treatment for spider veins since it only destroys a portion of the vein with each session.

With sclerotherapy, he addresses the entire vein, but you may need several sclerotherapy sessions due to the number of veins targeted for treatment.

What treatments are available for varicose veins?

Before offering them at his practice, Dr. Gioscia carefully evaluates varicose vein treatments for safety, comfort, and efficacy. Those that meet his rigorous standards include:

Learn more about eliminating varicose veins and spider veins by scheduling a visit at the Vein Institute of Westchester today. Call (914) 997-8081 or request an appointment online.

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