Spider veins are a condition marked by red or blue veins that appear as a “web” on the legs, most commonly behind the knees. Though spider veins aren’t painful like varicose veins, many people prefer to remove spider veins for aesthetic reasons. Men and women of all ages can develop spider veins, though pregnant women and older individuals are more likely to develop spider veins. People in professions that require long hours of standing are also at an increased risk of developing spider veins. Spider veins are most commonly dark red in color, though some people have purple or blue spider veins as well.
Spider veins are a condition caused by increased pressure in the legs' small veins, which contributes to the valves within the veins to become dysfunctional. This causes a backflow of blood that appears as spider veins underneath the skin. Both men and women can develop spider veins, but women experience this condition more commonly. Several additional factors contribute to the development of spider veins. This includes family history, obesity, hormones and birth control, pregnancy, increased abdominal pressure from constipation, tumors, and even shapewear. Working in a profession that requires you to stand for long hours, like being a hairdresser, doctors and nurses, or working at a shop, can also contribute to the development of spider veins.
Though spider veins are a common point of frustration for men and women, there are many different treatment options. From the comfort of his beautiful Upper East Side office, Dr. Schultz will have a discussion with you about which treatment would work best for you. Some of the most common and effective treatments include:
As NYC’s top dermatologist, Dr. Schultz takes the time to understand the contributing factors to your spider veins. Through careful examination and a discussion with each patient, Dr. Schultz is able to determine which treatment option would work best. For some individuals, sclerotherapy is the most effective and cost-effective solution. In other cases, laser treatments may be the most appropriate to give you the best aesthetic results from your spider vein removal.
During an appointment for spider veins, you will be welcomed into the comfortable Park Avenue Skin Care office in the Upper East Side to meet with Dr. Schultz. After a physical examination, Dr. Schultz will discuss your condition with you, listen to your concerns, and answer any of your questions. Once he determines the best treatment option, you will be prepped. Before the procedure begins, Dr. Schultz will let you know exactly what to expect from the treatment and during the healing process. Your comfort is our highest priority, so you will be kept comfortable throughout the spider vein removal.
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