Spider Vein Treatments in NYC, Manhattan & Queens
Stop hiding or using concealer on those small but sprawling veins noticeable on your face, legs, or elsewhere on your body. Spider veins are typically red but may also appear blue or purple. The veins themselves do not cause pain or other symptoms, but can be unsightly and make you look older than you are.
Did you know there’s a way to get rid of those tiny, web-like veins? As an added bonus, it’s a nonsurgical method that uses gentle pulses of light energy to close the target veins and redirect blood flow to deeper veins. And, unlike sclerotherapy, no injection is needed! The spider veins are then naturally reabsorbed by your body. Find out more:
You'll be pleasantly surprised at how quick, easy and painless a laser vein therapy procedure at Glamoi Med Spa can be.
How Do You Get Spider Veins?
First of all, spider veins are extremely common. Almost half of all women are expected to develop some type of vein issue like spider veins. And the risk continues to rise as we age.
When spider veins appear on the face, it’s due to the bursting of tiny blood vessels just under the skin. When spider veins occur in the legs, it is usually the result of a valve disorder in a weakened vein that allows blood to pool and bulge in the vein, which then spreads out into tiny spider veins.
Spider veins may also be the result of other factors such as:
- Aging – Wear and tear over time can weaken veins and make spider veins more common with age.
- Alcohol – Heavy alcohol consumption or binge drinking can lead to spider veins.
- Gender – Women are more likely to develop spider veins than men.
- Genetics – Weak vein valves may be inherited. If your mother had spider veins, chances are you will, too.
- Hormones – Fluctuations in hormones during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause can lead to spider veins, as can taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy.
- Medications – Spider veins can be a side effect of certain medications.
- Obesity – Extra weight can put added stress on your legs and make spider veins more likely.
- Pregnancy – The hormone fluctuations, extra weight, and increased blood volume during pregnancy all contribute to make the appearance of spider veins common during pregnancy.
- Smoking – Ingesting tobacco can damage blood vessels and make spider veins more likely.
- Standing for long periods of time – This puts pressure on the legs and makes veins in the legs have to work harder to transport blood against the force of gravity.
How to Prevent Spider Veins
Depending on the cause of your spider veins, being able to prevent them entirely may be difficult. However, there are definitely things you can do to reduce your risk of spider veins. These include:
- Activities that improve your circulation such as massage, yoga, and exercise
- Maintaining a healthy weight to avoid excess stress on your legs
- Resting periodically if you have to stand for long periods of time
Spider Vein Treatments in Manhattan & Queens, NY
Self-conscious about spider veins? You don’t have to be. At Glamoi Med Spa, we have the perfect quick, easy, and painless nonsurgical treatment for that: laser vein therapy. Call us at (212) 433-4526 or request your free consultation now. We look forward to serving you at our spa in Manhattan or Queens, New York.