New Canaan Podiatry
Jennifer Tauber, DPM
Podiatrist located in New Canaan, CT
Spider veins develop when small vessels near the surface of your skin become damaged as blood starts to pool. Even though they’re not generally a health hazard, Jennifer Tauber, DPM, of New Canaan Podiatry understands how uncomfortable and unsightly spider veins can become. As a board-certified podiatrist in New Canaan, Connecticut, Dr. Tauber offers the most advanced spider vein treatments available. Get started on your spider vein treatment by booking a consultation today. You can schedule either online or over the phone.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins form when the walls of small blood vessels become damaged. This causes blood to pool and get stuck with nowhere to go. The result is those weblike veins that surface on your skin. Even though anyone of any age can battle with spider veins, your chances are higher due to:
- Hormonal fluctuations, especially during pregnancy
- Standing on your feet all day
- Family history of spider veins
- Sun damage
- Older age
While spider veins can develop anywhere on your body, they typically form on your legs. This is just a result of your circulatory system having to work against the force of gravity, meaning it’s difficult to push blood back up to your heart from your lower extremities.
When should I see a doctor for spider veins?
You don’t have to learn to get used to spider veins. It’s important to have a spider vein evaluation and get started on a personalized treatment plan at New Canaan Podiatry if your spider veins are causing:
- Heavy sensations in your legs
Dr. Tauber evaluates your legs and talks with you about any symptoms you’re experiencing. She helps you get started on treatment that’s designed to resolve your spider vein symptoms and restore your more even-toned skin.
How are spider veins treated?
Not all spider veins require treatment. If you have a mild case of spider veins, for instance, wearing compression socks regularly and elevating your feet several times per day can help. But if you’re experiencing spider vein symptoms, Dr. Tauber may recommend treatments with the Fotona endovenous laser ablation platform.
This innovative spider vein treatment involves exposing your problem veins to intense beams of Nd:YAG laser energy. Each beam of laser energy gently damages the targeted veins, forcing them to seal shut. Your blood winds up circulating to healthy veins in the surrounding area.
Over time, your body absorbs the damaged vein tissue, and treated spider veins start to fade away. Laser spider vein treatments offered at New Canaan Podiatry are entirely comfortable and noninvasive, so you can even schedule your sessions during your lunch break.
Get rid of those problem spider veins by starting treatment at New Canaan Podiatry right away. Book your spider vein evaluation online or call the office directly.