New York Dermatologist, Dr. Howard Sobel, Offers Options for Patients with Spider Veins

For the many people living with unsightly spider veins, it can sometimes be a struggle for confidence. These veins typically appear on the legs, and can present major cosmetic concerns to those affected. Luckily, New York dermatologist, Dr. Howard Sobel, offers a number of treatment options for patients with spider veins.

Spider veins appear on the legs as small, tangled, and raised clusters of red, purple, or blue veins. Mostly affecting women, spider veins can not only be embarrassing, but painful as well. While there have been several methods of eliminating spider veins available for years – like sclerotherapy, stripping, and ligation – these procedures can potentially cause unwanted side effects or pain. Laser vein treatment offers a minimally invasive option for those looking to eliminate their spider veins, without the extra symptoms.

Dr. Sobel offers a number of different types of laser vein treatments for his patients. If the spider veins are just below the surface of the skin, simple laser treatment will likely be an effective option. Those whose veins are larger may require endovenous laser treatment, an option that involves the laser fiber being passed through a catheter into the vein. Dr. Sobel will help to determine which procedure will be the most beneficial option for you.

There are numerous patient-side benefits to using laser vein treatment over the more traditional options. Patients can expect to experience less trauma, fewer side effects, and a quicker treatment and recovery time, allowing them to get back on their feet quickly. As long as you are in good health, not a smoker, and don’t have any blood diseases or bleeding problems, you are a likely a good candidate for laser vein treatment.

While spider veins can be an issue for many people, there are several options available to aid in their removal. Any patients interested in finding out what laser vein treatment can do for them are encouraged to contact Dr. Howard Sobel today to learn more.

Dr. Howard Sobel offers laser vein treatment consultations in New York, NY. Interested parties are encouraged to contact his office directly at 212-288-0060 or

About Dr. Sobel

Dr. Howard Sobel is a board certified cosmetic dermatologic surgeon currently practicing in New York, NY. He graduated with a degree in medicine from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and completed his residency in dermatology and dermatologic surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. He serves as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology, and worked to pioneer the combination of cosmetic surgery with dermatology. For the past thirteen years, he’s been recognized by both New York Magazine and the Castle Connolly Guide on How To Find the Best Doctors in the New York, Metropolitan Area as one of New York’s best cosmetic dermatologic surgeons, and has appeared on such television programs as the Today Show, Good Morning American, 20/20, and more.

Dr. Sobel can be reached directly at 212-288-4100 or

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