Varicose veins and spider veins can happen to men and women at all ages. However, they are more common in women and often increase with age. Some causes of varicose veins and spider veins are genetics, hormones, pregnancy, excess weight, long periods of sitting or standing, and even sun exposure.
Our leg muscles pump the veins to return the blood to our heart. When the valves within them don’t work properly, the blood flows backwards and builds up, causing varicose veins which are large and can be seen through the skin.
Smaller veins, or spider veins, are red, blue or purple vessels that can be seen on the face and the legs, and chest, but are more superficial and closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins.
One of the best non-invasive ways to remedy varicose veins and spider veins is through laser vein therapy. Laser vein therapy helps to redirect the flow of blood to deeper veins where it should be. At CNY Healing Arts, our centers in Albany and Syracuse offer Laser Vein Therapy. The procedure is relatively painless. Laser treatments target smaller veins, forcing them to collapse and be reabsorbed by the body. Generally, you can return to your normal activities right after your treatment.
The number of treatments depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated but most patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. We offer packages for discount pricing on multiple sessions. For more information about the Laser Vein Therapy, call our locations listed below that provide this treatment:
195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse, NY 13205
38A Old Sparrowbush Road, Latham, NY 12110