Spider veins are those unsightly bluish-purple veins just beneath the surface of the skin that resemble spider webs. They are also called threat veins and are a form of venous insufficiency. Unlike varicose veins that are usually like ropes on the surface of the skin, spider veins are flat. They are usually harmless and painless, but you may be happier to have them removed. We offer several options of spider vein therapy.
Causes of Spider Veins
Most people with spider veins have a family history of spider veins. Women are more prone to get them than men and older people are also more prone than younger people, although anyone, even infants, can develop them. Pregnancy and obesity are two other causes of spider veins.
Laser treatment may be a good option for smaller spider veins. The laser beam is directed at the spider vein and passes through the surface of the skin to damage the vein and make it close and dry up. No injection is needed, so laser treatment is less invasive than sclerotherapy. It may require a series of laser treatments spaced weeks apart if the spider veins are large.
Light therapy is different than laser therapy because it uses a broad spectrum of light rather than a single wavelength as in laser therapy. It may be effective for small spider veins, vascular birthmarks and certain varicose veins. We may recommend this treatment for people who don’t like needles or for whom laser therapy is not effective.
What to Expect
When you have a consultation with us, your spider veins will be examined and the best course of treatment may be recommended. You may be a good candidate for spider vein therapy if you are bothered by your spider veins. You must be ready to follow our specialist’s instructions in order to get the best results. During your discussion, you will also learn more about the different treatments and get realistic expectations for the outcome. You may be asked about:
• Medications you are taking including prescription, over-the-counter, herbal and dietary supplements
• Drug allergies or a family history of allergies
• Previous surgery or vein treatment in the area
• Other symptoms that may be a sign of deeper vein problems
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Spider veins can hinder aesthetic and be painful. There is no need to keep your spider veins when there are several effective spider vein therapy options available. To learn more, we warmly invite you to make an appointment with the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs. At our convenient location in New York, our caring staff will be happy to answer any questions. Contact us today to set up your consultation!
by Bruce Robertson
I have been a patient of Dr.Jacobs for over 20 years,,Over that time period he has discovered, treated, and has removed several skin cancers from me. I can clearly state that if it weren’t for him I probably would not be alive today..His staff has always been the most professional and his clinical environment is always immaculate. I would recommend anyone with dermatological issues from psoriasis to melanoma to consult with Dr. Michael Jacobs.
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For over 30 years, Dr. Jacobs has treated me. He is cordial, friendly and listens. Most recently, I had a severe case of bedbug bites that I got in Portugal. Literally within minutes of texting him with photos, he corrected the diagnosis I'd been given at a local hospital clinic and told me the medicines I needed. While I saw two doctors in Europe, it was Dr. Jacobs who helped me control my anxiety. For over three weeks, he communicated frequently with me - reconfirming what I was doing was correct and reassuring me the bites would get better, Dr. Jacobs is my go to! He is thoughtful, direct and clear in conveying his diagnosis. I am grateful to him for his care and appreciate all he has done for me over the years.
by Jackie S
I have been a patient of Dr. Jacob's for over a year and although I went for one procedure, I kept coming due to their outstanding and attentive service. Their facility is very clean and the staff is very professional. Their equipment is top of the line. I've had hair removal and lasers done that was totally painless. I highly recommend this facility.
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by charlotte squarcy
The wonderful work the Doctor did restoring a freshness to my face and neck was enough to convince 5 women pictured in The Social Register to make appointments of their own. Whether socially, for a polished image at work, or for health and wellness to take personal care seriously, this is the doctor to visit. NOT one who sells her services on TV talk shows. This office is not a Botox factory assembly line. When comparing notes, we women agreed that each was treated uniquely as specialized treatments were matched with care and a sure sense of what would be pleasing and successful with each patient. May I note as well that there are quite a number of men in the office seeking treatment as well!. This is a board certified physician who teaches his skills at Cornell. It goes without saying that his professional demeanor causes a patient to trust his judgement.
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