NYC residents who are dealing with spider veins do not always know what treatments are available to help with this common condition. If you are ready to look into your spider vein treatment options, you will need some good information to get you started.
A Closer Look at Spider Veins
Veins are blood vessels responsible for transporting blood back to your heart. They contain one-way valves that ensure that blood only flows in one direction: to your heart. For reasons that are not always known, these one-way valves can become dysfunctional. This means that blood can begin pooling in them, leading to their characteristic distorted appearance.
Varicose veins are large, ropey blood vessels that tend to be blue or green. Spider veins are a type of varicose vein that tends to be quite smaller, presenting with a branched or web-like appearance. Spider veins also tend to be blue or purple and can develop on the face or legs.
Downsides of Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a spider vein treatment that has been around for a while. It involves the injection of a chemical solution into the spider vein, causing its collapse. A compression garment will probably be required after your treatment to prevent the backflow of blood into the treated spider vein. Plus, the treatment is minimally-invasive, so it’s a bit more involved than some people would like.
CoolGlide to the Rescue
CoolGlide is a more modern spider vein treatment technique that involves the use of state-of-the-art, non-invasive technology. As with sclerotherapy, the treated vein will be absorbed by your body. The blood that was once transported through the spider vein will be taken up by neighboring blood vessels that are functioning correctly.
If you are an NYC resident who is ready to undergo a non-invasive procedure to remove unwanted spider veins, please feel free to book your initial spider vein treatment consultation at the office of Michael I. Jacobs, MD in New York, NY. Get all the facts about CoolGlide and find out whether or not it’s the ideal spider vein treatment for you. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!