Laser Therapy for Spider Veins


While getting rid of unsightly visible veins may seem daunting,

it isn’t when you rely on the expertise of Dr. Dmitry Gorelik and his highly skilled use of laser light therapy. You’ll wonder why you didn’t go for this treatment sooner! Spider veins usually aren’t harmful, but they may indicate a larger, more serious vein complication. Dr. Gorelik at the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey provides you with all the vital information you need to best treat your condition. Your northern New Jersey vein doctor always takes into consideration both your health and your appearance.


Spider veins are branch-like groups of tiny blood vessels that become visible near the surface of your skin. They’re usually red or blue and are most often seen on your feet, ankles, calves and thighs. But they’re typically most bothersome when they appear on your face.

If these veins are making you feel self-conscious or if they cause any discomfort,

such as aching or burning in your lower extremities when you stand for long periods of time, then you need to seek the professional assistance of a New Jersey vein doctor like Dr. Dmitry Gorelik. To learn how to get rid of spider veins, ask Dr. Gorelik at your consultation. Laser therapy for spider veins is a popular and effective method of spider vein treatment. At the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey — with locations in Parsippany, Old Bridge and Sayreville — your vein specialist is trained and experienced in providing spider vein laser treatment.


What Is Spider Vein Laser Treatment?

Laser for spider veins is a non-invasive form of therapy that uses light energy as a way of destroying unwanted vein cells. The procedure consists of focusing a strong beam of light on the vein, causing it to dry up and to slowly fade and disappear.

Laser spider vein removal doesn’t require needles or incisions. It’s a less invasive form of treatment than sclerotherapy for spider veins, which is usually reserved for larger spider vein issues. Laser spider vein removal may be right for you if the veins that need treatment are less than three millimeters and are close to the surface of your skin.


What to Expect from Laser Therapy for Spider Veins

Before your procedure, your NJ vein specialist may recommend avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin or herbal supplements for a week or two. You may also need to avoid waxing or sunbathing. On the day of the procedure, refrain from using lotions or creams on the treatment area.

Spider veins removal using lasers is an outpatient procedure, so it’s performed right in your doctor’s office. Your doctor may use a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort you may experience, which is minimal. You may feel a slight stinging or burning sensation. A beam of light is focused on the veins to be treated. It heats the veins, causing scar tissue to form and seal the veins from the blood source. Your body gradually reabsorbs the veins, and they fade over several months.

After Spider Vein Treatment with Lasers

After the procedure is complete, the treated area may be red or pink for several hours. You may experience some swelling, bruising or itching. You can relieve this minor discomfort with cool packs and moist cloths. Wearing a compression wrap helps your body reabsorb these veins and can help prevent new spider veins from forming.

Laser therapy for spider veins eliminates unsightly veins with little or no downtime. It’s a relatively safe procedure, especially when you choose specialist like Dr. Dmitry Gorelik at the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey. Results may not be apparent right away, but most people experience satisfying results after a few weeks. You may need several treatments to achieve the results you seek.

Choosing a Spider Vein Removal Treatment Method

Laser spider vein removal is a great choice for tiny veins that appear near the surface of your skin, so it’s an ideal treatment to deal with facial veins. If you have skin concerns that involve larger veins or if your vein issues progress, your doctor may recommend other procedures, such as:

  Sclerotherapy for varicose veins or spider veins. In this procedure, a solution is injected into veins to cause them to collapse and be reabsorbed.

  Endovenous laser ablation. Laser energy is used to cauterize and close abnormal veins.

  Endovenous radiofrequency ablation. This treatment uses radiofrequency energy to seal damaged veins shut.

  Ambulatory phlebotomy. During this procedure, superficial veins are removed through tiny incisions in the skin.

  Ulcer treatment. A non-surgical or surgical treatment may be required if venous ulcers form.

Spider vein treatment boosts your confidence, especially if you’re bothered by the way these visible veins look. If your veins are painful or uncomfortable, have them evaluated by an expert in the field of venous diseases. Contact your New Jersey vein doctor to help you choose the best spider vein removal procedure for you.

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