Spider Vein Treatment Options In New Jersey

Spider veins can be confused with varicose veins, but they aren’t the same thing. In most cases, spider veins are typically a cosmetic complaint, though a few complications can arise from untreated spider veins. The experienced team at Comprehensive Vein Care can help you understand what’s going on with your veins, whether you’re experiencing spider veins and what options you have for spider vein treatment.

Spider Vein Treatments

While these veins may not be a medical issue, many people would prefer to handle them for cosmetic reasons. The veins can create dark blue or purple patches or lines on the skin. Typically, they appear on the legs, specifically around the knees and ankles and on the thighs. But spider veins can also appear on the face, showing up on cheeks, nose and chin. Because of this, they aren’t always easy to hide with clothing.

Closeup of Spider Veins on Crossed Legs

Whether you want to reduce or get rid of spider veins for cosmetic purposes or your doctor feels there is a medical issue at play, there are treatment options. The qualified team at Comprehensive Vein Care works with you to understand the true nature of your vein complaint so viable solutions can be offered.

Some treatment options include:

  • Schlerotherapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Many of these treatments are outpatient procedures that don’t require general anesthesia or a stay overnight in a facility. While insurance doesn’t typically cover cosmetic procedures, the team at Comprehensive Vein Care can file with your insurance if treatment of your spider veins was medically necessary.

Contact Us Today For A Consultation

The first step in treating spider veins is verifying the diagnosis. Contact us today via our online form or by calling our New Jersey office. We’ll make an appointment for you with one of our highly qualified doctors, who will review your case and examine your veins to ensure they really are spider veins and not something more potentially dangerous. The staff at Comprehensive Vein Care can then make medically sound recommendations and provide you with all the information to make an educated decision about spider vein treatment.

Comparison of Legs With Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPIDER VEINS AND VARICOSE VEINS?

Both conditions can be caused by the same situation, but “spider veins” refer to veins that are bluish purple or red and significantly smaller than varicose veins. Varicose veins are thick, swollen veins that bulge from the surface of the skin.  People with spider veins rarely have secondary symptoms, pain or complications from them, while varicose veins often cause a feeling of heaviness in the legs, swelling pain, and cramps.

CAN SPIDER VEINS BE DANGEROUS?

Usually, spider veins are more of a cosmetic complaint than a medical situation requiring intervention. Secondary complications that might arise from spider veins can include excessive bleeding if the area is punctured, swelling, ulcers, or cramps in the legs.

Woman With Spider Veins Rubbing Legs
Before and After Treatment Photo of Spider Veins

HOW CAN SPIDER VEINS BE TREATED?

Treatment depends on the severity of your spider veins, any complications, and medical history. Simple treatments include compression therapy, such as wearing specialized socks or stockings, exercise, elevation, and altering certain life patterns that contribute to spider veins.  On the other hand, medical intervention can be sought to remove or lessen the appearance of your spider veins. Sclerotherapy is the contemporary standard for medical treatment of spider veins.  Laser therapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, and radiofrequency ablation are other forms of medical treatment for spider veins and other types of venous issues.

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