Shorts, dresses, and skirts may be common attire in the summer months, but not for a New Jersey woman who has had enough of her spider veins.
Michelle Seabrook, 41, was embarrassed to show off her legs, telling Inside Edition that she has tried home remedies to remove the veins to no avail.
One remedy included rubbing apple cider vinegar on her legs.
"I've had it with the spider veins," the exasperated mother of three said.
Seabrook’s husband, Steve, noticed his wife was at her breaking point.
“She said that if she could figure a way to get rid of them easily and effectively, that she would definitely look into it,” he said.
Inside Edition went with Seabrook as she visited the New Jersey Vein and Vascular Institute and met with Dr. Charles Dietzek.
“They can get bigger and more noticeable over time,” Dietzek said.
Dr. Dietzek prepared ultra-thin needles and syringes filled with Asclera, a foaming solution that helps treat the veins.
He used a vein-reading device to see underneath the skin, which helped him locate where to inject the substance.
Seabrook barely felt a thing while Dietzek removed the spider veins.
He first treated the more prominent veins before taking care of the clusters that are more common behind the knee.
The veins appeared to magically disintegrate, but the sight is only temporary; it actually takes a few weeks for the veins to vanish for good with this treatment.
After three weeks, Inside Edition caught up with Seabrook, who was comfortably shopping for outfits that showed off her legs, including dresses and a pair of Daisy Dukes.
“I feel great,” she said.