You enjoy the warmer months when you can finally break out the skimpier clothes and let your body come out of winter hibernation. These days, however, you greet the warmer seasons with less enthusiasm thanks to spider veins that criss-cross your legs.
The good news is that Dr. Satjit Bhusri and our team of vascular experts at Upper East Cardiology offer an advanced vein-clearing technology called VeinGogh® that can bring your legs out of hiding.
If you want to explore whether you’re a good candidate for VeinGogh, read on.
Behind those spider veins
Spider veins are a fact of life for many people — in fact, more than 50% of women in the United States may have them.
The spindly, broken veins, which usually develop on your face or on your legs, aren’t medically serious, but they can pose cosmetic concerns.
When spider veins develop in your legs, it’s typically because of valve issues. The veins in your legs feature one-way valves that shut after blood passes through to prevent it from spilling backward. If these valves weaken, blood can pool in the vein, causing it to bulge and branch out, creating spider veins that you can see near the surface of your skin.
Clearing away spider veins
VeinGogh relies on a process called ohmic thermolysis, a technique that delivers short bursts of heat that seal the problematic veins. These veins are then reabsorbed by your body and any blood that circulated through the treated veins finds healthier blood vessels deeper in your tissues.
Undergoing VeinGogh treatments
Are you a candidate for VeinGogh? Most likely. We can say that the treatments are quite safe and viable for anyone who’s bothered by the appearance of spider veins.
One of the best features of our VeinGogh system is that the treatments are quick and easy. First, we make you comfortable and clean the area we want to target. We then insert a thin needle into the tissue surrounding the spider vein and deliver the microbursts of heat. This heat is highly targeted and won’t damage any surrounding tissues.
Depending upon the number of veins you want us to treat, it can take us mere minutes to deliver your spider vein treatment. If you have numerous veins, we may need up to 20 minutes to reach your goals.
After your VeinGogh treatment, there’s no downtime or bandages. You may experience some redness where we insert the needle, but this side effect is usually short-lived.
As for results, over the days and weeks following your VeinGogh treatment, your spider veins will slowly fade away, leaving you with blemish-free skin again.
While the veins we treat with VeinGogh are gone for good, you may develop new veins down the road, at which point you can simply return to our Vein Institute for a follow-up treatment.
If you’d like to explore for yourself how VeinGogh can effectively and easily clear away your spider veins, please contact our New York City office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan to set up a consultation.