Options in spider vein treatment from New York dermatologistSmall, visible blood vessels on the face or legs are not generally a health threat, but they spoil an otherwise even skin tone. Award-winning New York dermatologist, Dr. Ariel Ostad, provides effective options in spider vein treatment.
SclerotherapySclerotherapy is a time-tested technique for removal of spider veins. Using a very fine needle, a sclerosing solution is injected into a problem vein. The formulation irritates vein walls, causing the capillary to close and die. Blood is automatically rerouted through healthy veins. Over time the body harmlessly metabolizes the blood vessel. Dr. Ostad uses an advanced ultrasound guided technique for precision in this minimally-invasive technique.
Sclerotherapy is up to 80 percent effective, and appropriate for noticeable spider veins in legs. Compression stockings must be worn for several weeks after treatment.
Laser therapyThe Excel-V laser is the gold standard for treating spider veins on the face (telangiectasia), legs, and body. The device utilizes a wavelength of light specifically focused on red pigmentation, so it is also useful in improving rosacea, scars, and hemangioma (red spots on skin).
Blood inside treated veins coagulates from heat generated by targeted pulses of light energy. The vessel is destroyed and absorbed by the body, and blood flow is naturally redirected.
Benefits of laser vein treatment
- Well-tolerated, with pulses of laser energy generally described as a stinging sensation. The device has a built-in cooling mechanism to maintain a comfortable temperature for surface skin.
- Minimal post-procedure discomfort.
- Little downtime – there may be slight swelling, bruising, or redness for about 48 hours.
- Significant improvement appears in as little as two weeks, and continues for several months.
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"My Botox looks great. I look refreshed and happy and it shows! Dr. Ariel Ostad and the staff were very helpful throughout the procedure. I look forward to my next treatment."
~ Mark. J Thompson
~ Mark. J Thompson