Spider veins may be small, but they can definitely detract from your skin’s appearance dramatically. Fortunately, Dermatology Associates of Central NJ in Old Bridge, Union, and Freehold, New Jersey, can help vanquish those spider veins to give you the clear complexion you’ve always wanted. Use the online appointment maker now, or call the location nearest you to schedule today.
Spider veins are the very small, threadlike veins that can appear on your face, legs, or in nearly any part of the body. Spider veins are usually red or bright pink in color, but can also be a darker blue or purple as well.
While varicose veins are knobby and rise up from the skin, spider veins are under the skin and don't actually disturb the skin’s surface. Although spider veins may not be lumpy and bumpy, they can still damage your appearance in a big way.
Dermatology Associates of Central NJ uses a highly effective minimally invasive spider vein removal system, the Nd:YAG laser. Laser removal is the best option for spider veins because it treats the veins under the skin without damaging the upper layers.
Your dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of Central NJ performs spider vein removal on an outpatient basis. To ensure your comfort, your dermatologist administers either topical or injectable local anesthesia before the treatment starts.
Your dermatologist moves the handpiece over each spider vein, in turn, sending a pinpoint light beam directly within the vein. The laser heats the blood until it coagulates, which then causes the vein’s walls to collapse and seal shut. That dead vein material is absorbed into your blood to eliminate it naturally over the next several weeks.
Your Dermatology Associates of Central NJ dermatologist will give you specific preparation guidelines at least a week prior to your treatment. Typically, you'll need to avoid sun exposure, smoking, and certain medications including aspirin for at least a few days before your spider vein removal treatment.
That depends on how many spider veins you have, but most patients need 2-6 treatments to get great results. Your treatments are generally around six weeks apart so you can see the full results of each treatment before having another one.
Your experienced dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of Central NJ can help you get rid of spider veins for good. Book your appointment online or by phone now.