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If you want to eliminate unattractive spider veins then
we can help you.  Medical techniques have advanced in
recent years and we can offer you simple non-invasive procedures.  
So why should you hide your legs or be self-conscience any longer?  
Call us for an appointment now and we’ll have you in and out of our office in
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Description:
Spider veins are slightly inflated veins and are red, blue or purplish in color.  
Spider veins are very common and usually appear on the surface of the legs
(thighs, calves, ankles).  They can also appear on the face and other skin
surfaces.  Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but only much smaller and
thinner and closer to the surface.  It gets its name because they can have
spider web like patterns.  

Veins carry blood from organs and tissues back to the heart.  All blood flows
in one direction and there are one-way valves to help facilitate this flow.  Our
blood flow pushes the valves open (similar to a one way door) and then if
gravity or muscular contractions try to reverse the flow, the valves close
shut.  When these valves do not work properly, as in spider or varicose veins,
the blood flows backwards causing the veins to fill and enlarge.  It is when
these valves weaken, get damaged or just don’t work properly that varicose
veins develop.

The underlying root cause of spider or varicose veins is of multiple origins.  
There are theories that hereditary factors cause vein walls to become weak
and lose their elasticity.  As the veins start to deteriorate, the valves also start
to separate.  Other factors that can cause an increased risk to varicose veins
include: occupations which require standing for long periods of time, obesity,
hormonal fluctuations such as in pregnancies or menopause, traumas (e.g.,
post surgery) and normal aging.


Very Common:
Spider and varicose veins affect about 50% of individuals over age 50 and are
more common in women than men.  It is estimated that 80 million people have
varicose veins and by the age of 70, approximately 70% of women are
affected.  Your chances of developing varicose veins increases as you age.


Signs & Symptoms:
Spider veins are harmless and cause very little, if any, symptoms.  The most
common reported symptoms include aching, burning, swelling and cramps.


Treatments:
We offer several treatment options depending on your preference.  Most likely,
you are not experiencing symptoms and simply want to improve your cosmetic
appearance.  Our medical and surgical procedures for spider veins involve
removing or closing the veins.  The doctor will discuss the various treatment
options for your situation, recovery periods and possible side effects during
your appointment.  Our doctor is trained and experienced in performing the
following procedures:

Sclerotherapy - This is the most common and traditional treatment for
removing spider veins.  It involves injecting a solution (usually thromboject)
into the vein, which causes the walls of the vein to stick together and seal
them shut. Stopping the blood flow will cause the vein tissue to scar. Then in
a few weeks, the vein should naturally fade away. Sometimes several
treatments are necessary (every 4 to 6 weeks). Improvement success rates
run from 50% to 90%. This is a very simple procedure and does not require
anesthesia.  Most individuals return to their normal activity immediately
following the procedure.

Laser Surgery - The latest technology offers laser surgery for spider veins.  
Laser surgery involves the use of concentrated beams of light energy to cause
the vein to fade away.  The advantage of this technique is that there are no
incisions or injections and it is very direct and accurate.  Laser treatments take
about 15 to 20 minutes and additional treatments may be necessary
(depending on the severity of the situation).  Most individuals return to their
normal activity immediately following this procedure as well.


Make an Appointment Today!

Call our  Hackensack, NJ Office  for an appointment today!  
(201) 488-6445

During your physical exam, we will cover the treatment options available for
your condition.  We will also explain the positives and negatives of each
option.  You will be able to make an informed decision and one that is best for
you.


Preparation Procedures for a Laser Treatment:
We need you to avoid sunlight at least four weeks before your treatment, and
also during and after your treatment.  We cannot treat skin that has been
recently exposed to lots of sunlight.  Also, you should not use any tanning or
skin darkening lotions at least six weeks before the procedure and for several
weeks after the treatment.  After the treatment, we recommend that you use
at least a SPF 30 on your treated areas.  
Spider Veins

    How to Ease Symptoms
    (before your visit)

  • Wear Loose Clothing (do not
    constrict waist, groin - upper
    thights or legs)

  • Wear Support Stockings

  • Avoid Standing or Sitting for Long
    Periods

  • Elevate Your Legs When at Rest

  • When Sitting - Do Not Cross Legs

  • Exercise to Work Legs (walking)

  • Lose Weight (if overweight)
Note:  Although our treatment
plans will help reduce or
eliminate current spider veins,
there are no procedures or
treatment plans to prevent new
spider veins from developing.  
Following cetain action items (in
the table to the right) may help
reduce your chances though.
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This information is not a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, product, or course of action or medical or healthcare
provider.  In addition, this information may become out of date over time.  It is important that you see a healthcare professional
for detailed information about medical conditions and treatments.  This information is not intended to be a substitute for the advice
of a healthcare professional or a recommendation for any particular treatment plan.
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