Cavallo & Horlick Dermatology

631-732-9090Suffolk - Pt Jefferson Station
1500 Route 112 Bldg 6
Pt. Jefferson Sta., NY 11776

516-921-2294Nassau - Woodbury
169 Froehlich Farm Blvd.
Woodbury, NY 11797

Embarrassing Spider And Reticular Leg Veins Can Be Taken Care Of With Laser Leg Vein Reduction

Published on October 5, 2017

Spider veins and Reticular veins are very common vascular problems that can be easily taken care of through laser vein reduction. In order to understand how this works let us take you through the symptoms and how these vascular problems manifest themselves.

Spider veins, also known as thread veins, commonly appear on the leg. Medically, they are known as telangiectasia. They are dilated capillary veins that are less than 2 mm. in diameter. They are small blue to red blood vessels that lie close to the surface of the skin. They may appear as thin lines or take on a web-shaped pattern.

Reticular veins are usually blue or purple in color and are better known as varicose and spider veins. They might sound very grave, but they are a common problem that many people deal with at some point in their lives. Reticular veins are smaller – usually about 2mm in diameter and do not protrude above the skin as varicose veins do.

They mainly occur in the areas on the inner part and back of the thighs, the legs, and ankles, and occasionally on the front part of the thighs with unattractive vein clusters. Sometimes women might be conscious of these odd looking veins and it might deter them from wearing shorts, skirts, bathing suits or other clothing that reveals areas of the skin where reticular veins are visible.

Removal Of Spider And Reticular Veins Through Laser Treatment

Through advanced medical technology, the removal of reticular veins is now a routine procedure. You will be surprised to find out that these treatments can be performed quickly and on an outpatient basis. It is a minimally invasive procedure and one of the best treatment plans available for people who struggle with unsightly veins.

This treatment enables the removal of unwanted small and large spider veins in a few treatment sessions. Your doctor will plan the treatment carefully to ensure the best cosmetic outcome. During a Laser Leg Vein treatment, your care provider will apply ultrasound gel to the area being treated. Depending on the extent of the veins, each treatment may take between 15-60 minutes.  Subsequent treatments are performed at 4 to 12 week intervals.

Who Can Opt For The Laser Leg Treatment?

An ideal candidate for Laser Leg Vein treatments is anyone who has leg veins that are less than 5mm in size. One also needs to understand the costs involved and the amount of time required to achieve the full benefit of the procedure, and have realistic expectations about the final outcome. In some cases, results are seen immediately after the first treatment.

Depending on the patient’s condition, multiple sessions may be recommended to achieve the best possible outcome. Laser vascular treatments aren’t known to cause significant discomfort or side effects. Most people are able to resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment has concluded.

Contact Our Office

You shouldn’t let unsightly veins keep you from feeling your absolute best. To get rid of them, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Howard Horlick. As an experienced dermatologist, he will help you acquire beautiful skin, free from spider veins.


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