Does Spider Vein Removal Really Work? And Other Spider Vein Treatment FAQs

Does spider vein removal really work?

Spider vein removal refers to numerous procedures that target unhealthy spider veins on the skin’s surface. Spider vein removal can be performed using numerous techniques, such as sclerotherapy and laser therapy. Your vein doctor will also have to diagnose the root cause of your spider veins and provide additional treatments for underlying vein disease. The success of your spider vein removal depends on numerous factors. Below, we highlight all the factors that will determine the long-term success of your spider vein treatments.

Spider vein removal works if you consult a reliable vein doctor

Spider vein treatments are offered by dermatologists, medical spas, and numerous other types of doctors. Medical spas usually offer non-invasive laser therapy for spider veins because laser therapy doesn’t have to be performed by doctors. In most cases, patients who seek spider vein treatment from medical spas experience spider vein recurrence down the line. That’s because medical spas and cosmetic doctors only treat spider veins — they don’t diagnose and treat the root cause of spider veins.

If you want to ensure the success of your spider vein treatment, you must consult a reliable board-certified vein doctor. A phlebologist is a doctor with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of vein problems — that’s who you should contact for spider vein removal. Our medical centers for vein treatment in New York are led by highly-skilled board-certified vein doctors specializing in the latest and safest minimally invasive procedures — we always diagnose and treat the root cause of spider veins.

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Spider vein removal works if your vein doctor diagnoses and treats the root cause — chronic venous insufficiency

Spider veins are dense clusters of damaged blood vessels that appear just underneath the skin’s surface. In some cases, spider veins are purely cosmetic and don’t cause any medical problems. But spider veins are often symptomatic of underlying chronic venous insufficiency, a medical condition wherein the collapse of vein valves leads to the accumulation of blood in leg veins. If you have vein disease, treating spider veins without addressing the root cause would inevitably cause a recurrence of spider veins.

In order for spider vein removable to really work, your vein doctor must diagnose and treat the root cause of your vein problems — not just the symptoms. Our vein doctors perform a duplex ultrasound scan to visualize the direction of blood flow in your leg veins, which reveals the presence or absence of chronic venous insufficiency. If you have vein disease, our vein doctors always treat the root cause before removing spider veins. Our considered approach to spider vein removal ensures optimal and long-lasting results — the spider veins don’t return.

Spider vein removal works if you undergo sclerotherapy sessions

Spider vein removal works if you undergo sclerotherapy, the gold-standard treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting a sclerosant medicine into spider veins to harden their walls, turning them into scar tissues eventually absorbed by the body. Sclerotherapy encourages your body to dissolve and metabolize the unhealthy spider veins, ensuring optimal success. The spider veins gradually fade away over several weeks.

You should avoid medical spas that offer non-invasive laser therapy for spider veins — laser therapy has an extremely low success rate. Patients are attracted to the idea of non-invasive treatments for spider veins, but laser therapy is extremely ineffective. Laser therapy involves channeling laser energy into the spider veins to destroy their walls and make them fade away. But you need multiple laser therapy sessions to reduce the visibility of spider veins, and the risk of recurrence is fairly high.

The New York Vein Treatment Center specializes in comprehensive, minimally invasive treatments for spider veins and varicose veins. Our board-certified vein doctors carefully assess your leg veins and use ultrasound tests to diagnose the root cause of your vein problems before curating a personalized vein treatment plan. We have a perfect track record, and our patients can resume their daily activities and work immediately after spider vein removal. Please schedule an appointment to explore your spider vein treatment options.


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How long does spider vein removal last?

Sclerotherapy makes the walls of the spider veins stick together, preventing blood from flowing through the veins. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins, restoring optimal blood circulation to the heart. The spider veins gradually harden into scar tissues that are eventually absorbed by the body. The spider veins fade away after 3 to 6 weeks. The results are permanent, especially if your vein doctor has identified and treated the underlying vein disease.

Can you reverse spider veins?

You cannot reverse spider veins using natural remedies and lifestyle changes. Once you have spider veins, the only way to remove them is through minimally invasive procedures, such as sclerotherapy. You can, however, wear compression stockings, walk frequently, and exercise to reduce the discomfort caused by unhealthy veins.

Which is better: sclerotherapy or laser?

Sclerotherapy is significantly better than laser therapy. Sclerotherapy involves using sclerosant medicine to destroy the unhealthy spider veins — each injection effectively removes one spider vein. But laser therapy gradually reduces the visibility of spider veins over multiple sessions. Sclerotherapy is faster, more effective, and more reliable than laser therapy.




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Veins Specialists NYC

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Veins Specialists NYC

She has extensive experience with vein performing procedures based on New York City.


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She is an Internal Medicine and Vein Disease specialist with experience in minimally invasive treatments at our Long Island clinic.


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