Many people suffer from varicose veins. These are veins that protrude from the interior of the skin outward, often becoming more visible. Telangiectasia veins are also known as spider veins. These are veins that are visible from the surface of the skin, but tend to be smaller veins, those that run under the skin in a spider web type display. If you have these veins, there can be significant pain and discomfort or they may not cause any type or level of discomfort at all, but may be cosmetically unappealing.
What Are the Treatment Options Available to You?
If you have these types of spider veins, the good news is there are treatment options that can help you to overcome them. In general, telangiectasia varicose veins can be treated by one of several options including these:
- Sclerotherapy: This procedure involves the injection of a solution into these very small veins. The solution causes significant scarring. As a result, the blood cannot flow through the vein and closes off those veins. This forces the blood to reroute into a healthier vein and, over time, the vein will die off and blend in to the tissues.
- Laser therapy: This procedure is an external treatment option but it can still be highly effective. In this method, a strong laser light is directed in strong bursts at the vein. This causes the vein to slowly fade and disappear. There are no incisions used in this method.
Do you need treatment? Not all people who have these veins will need treatment for them. Often times, doctors will only recommend
treatment if and when there is a need, which could involve cosmetic aspects. If you have spider veins, though, it is a good idea to visit your varicose vein doctor to discuss them and to be sure that they are not a medical concern for you.
Many people do need treatment for telangiectasia veins. The treatment options, though, are generally highly effective and safe to have done. They may take multiple procedures to become fully successful, but new technologies are making it even easier to free yourself from the unsightly look of spider veins. That can and should be motivating to you.
To find out more about your options, visit our Manhattan, New York varicose veins doctor today to discuss your needs as well as your overall goals for your skin.
Call us at 212-993-6133 to schedule a consultation.