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What are spider veins?

Spider veins are small, superficial veins with a thread-like appearance, visible on the surface of the skin. These tiny, twisting veins may appear on the backs and sides of the thighs and the legs below the knee level; or on the face, around the nose or other areas. Spider veins are not a health problem but are often a troubling aesthetic issue.

Who is a candidate for spider vein treatment?

You may be a candidate for spider vein treatment in NYC if you are bothered by small, visible spider veins on your face, legs, or on any other area of your body. Dr. Ostad provides several effective spider vein treatment options. He evaluates the size and depth of the problem veins to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

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Why choose Dr. Ariel Ostad?

At Ariel Ostad MD PC, our patients are our number one priority: we adhere strictly to all safety procedures to ensure the best quality care and strive to achieve the best outcomes in every treatment we perform.

Dr. Ostad and his staff are known for their advanced training; they stay ahead of the curve on state-of-the-art techniques, offering treatments with the latest developments in cosmetic dermatology.

We believe in creating a safe and inclusive environment: Dr. Ostad is not only a highly-qualified dermatologist, known as an expert in his field but also a compassionate, caring doctor with an excellent bedside manner who places a high value on trust.

What can I expect with spider vein treatment?

Your exact procedure will depend on which NYC spider vein treatment is recommended for you. Dr. Ostad provides safe, effective options, including sclerotherapy and laser vein treatment.


Sclerotherapy is a time-tested technique for the removal of spider veins. Using a very fine needle, a sclerosing (hardening of body tissues) solution is injected into the problem vein. The formulation irritates the vein walls, causing the capillary to close and die. Blood is automatically rerouted through healthy veins and over time, the body harmlessly metabolizes the blood vessel. For greater precision, Dr. Ostad uses an advanced ultrasound-guided technique in this minimally-invasive procedure. Sclerotherapy is up to 80% effective and appropriate for noticeable spider veins in the legs.

Laser vein treatment

The Excel®-V laser is the gold standard for treating spider veins on the face (telangiectasia), legs, and body. This device uses 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. This treatment is 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.

Benefits of laser vein removal

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What is the recovery like after spider vein treatment?

Compression stockings must be worn for several weeks after sclerotherapy. You may experience bruising, raised red areas, lines or dots of darkened skin, and small skin sores at the injection sites. You may return to work or normal activities with very few restrictions. Avoid strenuous exercise and overexertion for a few days after treatment to allow time for healing. After laser vein treatment, you can expect minimal post-procedure discomfort and little downtime. You may experience slight swelling, bruising, or redness for approximately 48 hours.

How soon will I see results after spider vein treatment?

After sclerotherapy, treated spider veins usually fade within a few days, although, in some cases it may take a month or longer for final results to appear. After laser vein treatment, significant improvement appears in as little as two weeks and continues for several months.

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Caring about our patients and our community: An update on the coronavirus outbreak

Hello Everyone,

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our practice is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and city health officials as we schedule patients.

Our practice is open.

There are steps our practice is taking, and those we ask our patients to take, to ensure the safety of all. We have further increased cleaning practices across the office and our ambulatory surgical facility. We ask if you feel you have any respiratory symptoms with cough or fever that you seek care from your primary care physician.

We hope to continue to serve you and provide you with our services. We continue to be guided by our unwavering mission and long standing values to care for our patients.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office to speak with one of our office staff or nurses or email us at [email protected]

We will come out of this stronger and more resilient than before.

With thanks for your cooperation,

- Dr. Ariel Ostad

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