Spider veins may not cause pain, but they can affect how you feel about the appearance of your skin. If you’re ready to treat unsightly spider veins, you can find minimally invasive solutions at Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC. The skilled providers use laser technology or sclerotherapy treatments to destroy damaged veins in your legs and other areas of your body. They can also recommend lifestyle changes to reduce your risk for additional spider veins. Schedule a diagnostic evaluation for spider veins online or call the office in Somerville, New Jersey, today.

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What are spider veins?

Spider veins are small, damaged veins that are visible under the surface of your skin. These veins can appear red, purple, or blue and often branch out into a web-like design.

Your legs are the most common place for spider veins to develop. That is because the blood in your legs must fight against gravity to make it back to your heart, which can lead to valve damage and poor blood circulation.

Severely enlarged, twisted veins that bulge out of your skin are known as varicose veins. Like spider veins, varicose veins can affect the appearance of your skin. They may also cause uncomfortable symptoms, including painful legs.

When should I seek treatment for spider veins?

Spider veins typically don’t cause pain or other uncomfortable symptoms, but many people opt to treat these noticeable veins to improve their aesthetic appearance.

You should schedule an evaluation at Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your legs, face, or other areas because of noticeable spider veins.

Your provider can evaluate your veins during a physical exam and may request an ultrasound of damaged veins to determine if you need treatment.

What treatments are available for spider veins?

Treatment for spider veins focuses on destroying the damaged vein that is visible beneath your skin.

Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, offers minimally invasive procedures to destroy damaged veins, including:


Sclerotherapy is more invasive than laser treatments. The treatment involves an injection of a chemical solution into a damaged vein to destroy it. The chemical irritates the treated vein and ultimately causes it to collapse.

Following your treatment, you may need to make lifestyle changes to lower your risk for the development of new spider veins. Your provider may also suggest that you wear compression socks and get regular exercise to improve your overall blood circulation.

Call Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, to schedule a spider vein evaluation or book an appointment online today.