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Vein Treatments

Vein Treatment New York, Removing Spider Veins

Spider veins are visible groups of tiny blood vessels just under the skin’s surface, often resembling a spider web or tree branch pattern. Found most commonly on the legs and face, spider veins can be caused by genetic and hormonal factors, as well as aging, obesity, and sun damage.  While spider veins do not require medical treatment, many people elect to remove spider veins for aesthetic reasons.   Laser therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective way to treat spider veins with no downtime.*

Telangiectasia are visible dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin, which are sometimes referred to as “broken” blood vessels.  While they can occur anywhere on the body, telangiectasia are most commonly found on and around the nose, cheeks, and legs.  Lasers can simply, safely, and successfully treat telangiectasia.*

How does laser vein treatment work?

Laser energy is passed through the skin and absorbed by the targeted veins, damaging the veins and causing them to break apart.  Unwanted spider veins can be absorbed by the body and disappear over the course of several weeks to months after treatment.  

Can lasers treat spider veins on the face and the legs?

Yes.  Lasers and other light devices are ideal for treating spider veins on the face, as well as small, unwanted leg veins.  For larger leg veins, sclerotherapy may be a better option.  Dr. Levine will meet with you to assess your condition and recommend the treatments best suited to your specific needs.

What should I expect during laser vein treatment?

Laser vein treatment is performed on an outpatient basis in our offices.  Most patients tolerate the procedure easily, describing a light snapping sensation during treatment.  For more extensive treatment or sensitive patients, a numbing cream can be applied before the procedure to ensure maximum comfort.  

What should I expect after laser vein treatment?

You may notice some bruising around the treated area, which will resolve within a few days.  For most patients, there is generally no need for special post-procedure care, and you may resume your normal activities immediately following treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments will vary according to your condition.  Two to four sessions may be needed to remove spider veins in the legs.  Fewer treatments are usually required for spider veins in the face.  Dr. Levine will assess your condition and recommend a treatment schedule that is best suited to your specific needs.

When will I notice results?

Spider veins treated by laser therapy will break up and dissolve gradually, with optimal results noticeable within several weeks or months.*  

How can I find out more about laser vein treatment?

Dr. Levine will be happy to meet with you to discuss laser vein treatment. Please call our office at 212-988-1800, or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in our New York City offices.