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910 Fifth Avenue (cross street: 72nd) New York, NY 10021

Spider Veins & Treatments

Advanced and Minimally-Invasive Spider Veins Treatments at VTC

The Vein Treatment Center © provides minimally invasive, highly effective, and painless spider vein treatments. Dr. Al-Misky is an expert at removing spider veins with minimal downtime, side effects, and pain - she has performed tens of thousands of spider vein treatments successfully.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider Veins on Face | Info & TreatmentSpider veins are damaged small veins or unhealthy capillary veins that appear on the face, lower extremities, and other areas of the body. They are called telangiectasias in medical terminology. These veins typically have a web like appearance and are visible in clusters of purple, blue or red. Common areas of the body that show spider veins are the face, thighs, ankles, calves, and feet. Spider veins on the legs may develop due to the underlying condition known as venous insufficiency. In some cases they appear at a young age, but most frequently they become noticeable in middle-aged adults.

Common Causes of Spider Veins

Several factors can contribute to the appearance of spider veins.

·       Large normal veins in the legs have one-way valves that help push blood from the lower extremities towards the heart. If these valves are unable to perform their function correctly, local venous pressure will increase, giving rise of the formation of spider veins.

·       Other causes of spider veins development may include hormonal changes, hereditary factors, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and activities that involve prolonged standing or sitting.

·       Facial spider veins often result from sun damage.

Common Symptoms of Spider Veins

Unlike varicose veins, spider veins are small and may appear slightly raised or flat. They may cause slight discomfort in some cases, but they don't cause any pain most of the time. Some common symptoms of spider veins include the following:

·       Fatigue in the lower extremities of your body
·       Cramps in legs
·       Throbbing
·       Itching and tingling
·       Heaviness and swelling in ankles or legs
·       Pain at the skin surface
·       Restlessness of the legs (Restless Leg Syndrome)

These symptoms are likely to worsen with prolonged standing or sitting, so elevating your legs, walking, or exercising can improve them.

Who are at Risk of Developing Spider Veins?

Anyone can develop spider veins due to damaged vein valves hindering the normal flow of venous blood. But adult women are at higher risk of developing spider veins than men because of higher estrogen levels. Other factors that may increase the risk of spider veins development include:

·       High BMI
·       Hormonal therapy
·       Birth control pills
·       Family history of vein disease
·       Blood clots
·       Leg injury
·       Long hours of standing or sitting

spider veins on face and nose - top vein clinic nycThe single most prominent risk factor is your genetic predisposition to spider or varicose veins given by your family history. If either of your parents or both have spider veins, you're highly likely to develop them, since 60 to 80% of the patients who have spider veins have a family history of spider veins (most frequently from the mother’s side).

Spider Veins Treatments at VTC

Sclerotherapy and laser treatment for spider veinsAt the VTC, we offer the most advanced and minimally invasive spider veins treatments. We have developed different methodologies to make injections as painless as possible, as well as special combinations of sclerosing solutions for faster results. Routinely, we also use magnification and polarized light for better visualization of the spider veins. Although spider veins are generally harmless, many people want to remove or treat them for cosmetic purposes. Doctor Al-Misky will create a customized treatment plan after detailed consultation, examination, and testing to address your specific concerns. The spider vein treatments we offer include the following:

·       Sclerotherapy
·       Foam Sclerotherapy
·       Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
·       Mini-Phlebectomy
·       Endovenous Laser Ablation

Which is the Best Spider Veins Treatment?

The choice of spider veins treatment depends on your specific condition, symptoms, and concerns. Dr. Al-Misky performs a comprehensive evaluation of your veins including Duplex-Ultrasound of the main veins and valves before recommending a specific vein treatment. Spider vein treatment won't prove effective without diagnosing any underlying cause of venous insufficiency. Dr. Al-Misky will identifying these underlying causes and will then develop a personalized treatment plan for you that provides long lasting results.

Schedule your appointment for a thorough consultation with Dr. Al-Misky to begin eliminating your spider veins today.


The Vein Treatment Center
910 Fifth Avenue
Ground Floor (cross street: 72nd)
New York, NY 10021


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