Get Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins Now to Feel More Confident This Summer

It’s hard to imagine wearing shorts or a bathing suit now. Soon, though, the warm weather will make you want to shed your long pants. For some, wearing skirts or shorts can be a cause of embarrassment because of unsightly varicose or spider veins.

If you’re embarrassed by varicose or spider veins, now is the time to take care of them so that you have the confidence to wear what’s comfortable when the weather turns hot and muggy. About 50% of the population has experienced spider veins, so you’re not alone. They’re more common in women and older people. 

At Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center, our expert vascular surgeons have extensive experience removing troublesome veins so our patients are comfortable wearing shorts, skirts, or swimsuits.

What are varicose and spider veins?

Varicose veins are twisted veins that are visible through your skin. They usually appear on your thighs, calves, or inside of your legs near your ankles and feet. Often blue and red, they can sometimes bulge out from the skin and look like rope.

Spider veins are smaller versions of varicose veins and appear on your legs and sometimes your face. These smaller skin issues are often red, blue, or purple and spidery in appearance, hence the name. 

Both varicose and spider veins usually are harmless without symptoms, but can cause pain and soreness. If they are large and visible, these veins can also cause embarrassment. Fortunately, there is a simple way to reduce their visibility and symptoms.

What is sclerotherapy and how can it help?

Sclerotherapy is considered the treatment of choice for spider and varicose veins. Why? Because it’s a simple and effective in-office solution to reduce the appearance and symptoms of varicose veins. 

A sclerotherapy treatment consists of injecting a solution into the affected vein. Over time, this solution causes the vein to scar, closing off the vein and forcing the blood to travel through a healthier vein. Because the process can take several weeks to a few months for optimal results, now is the time to schedule your appointment so you can be free of varicose and spider veins by summer.

The best part is that those veins never return, but new spider and varicose veins may develop. Our experts at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center offer lifestyle advice and tips to help reduce the risk of developing new varicose and spider veins. 

If you have painful or unsightly spider or varicose veins and you want to make them go away, call us for an appointment at one of our offices, located in Port Jefferson Station, Hauppauge, and Riverhead, New York, to see if you’re a candidate for sclerotherapy. For your convenience, you can also request an appointment through this website.

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