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Is Laser Vein Removal Effective?

Jan 01, 2020
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Are you suffering from varicose veins or spider veins? If so, you’re probably suffering from an underlying circulatory disorder known as chronic venous insufficiency.

This is a serious medical condition in which your vein valves collapse and blood accumulates in your leg veins. The continued accumulation of blood in your leg veins eventually leads to vein dilation and the formation of spider veins and varicose veins.

If you have vein disease, you need to seek treatment immediately because it’s a chronic condition that progresses rapidly. If you don’t treat vein disease promptly, you may suffer from various other vein diseases like skin discoloration, swollen ankles and feet, leg ulcers, and even deep vein thrombosis.

People often talk about laser vein removal as the best vein treatment out there. But that’s not entirely correct — there are a lot of effective spider veins and varicose veins treatments out there.

In this article, we discuss if laser vein removal is effective and what are the other best spider vein treatments and varicose veins treatments.

How to Get Rid of Spider Veins?

Spider veins are dense clusters of reddish or bluish blood vessels on the surface of the skin. They can be seen in clusters that resemble the branches of trees or spider webs.

Spider veins may or may not be caused by underlying venous insufficiency. If spider veins are caused by underlying vein disease, then the vein doctor will have to treat the underlying diseased saphenous vein. However, if the spider veins aren’t caused by vein disease, then the vein doctor can simply remove the spider veins.

In this section, we’ll focus on the treatments used to treat spider veins if they’re not indicative of an underlying disease.

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Laser Treatment for Spider Veins — NOT Recommended

Laser treatment for spider veins is a procedure in which the vein doctor uses blue light or lasers to treat spider veins. The non-UV laser releases heat-generating photons that gradually destroy the superficial blood vessels. The damaged spider veins gradually shrink and dissolve.

Laser treatment for spider veins, however, is extremely ineffective and is only recommended by medical spas because it doesn’t have to be administered by a licensed or qualified vein doctor. This procedure is extremely slow and you have to go for dozens of expensive sessions before you see any difference at all.

The only time that laser treatment for spider veins is suitable is when you have spider veins on your face or feet.

Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins — Best Spider Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy is the best spider vein treatment available and it has been the favored treatment for spider veins for several decades. During this procedure, the vein doctor injects a sclerosant solution into the spider veins to fuse their walls and turn them into scar tissues so they eventually get absorbed by the body.

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure. It concludes within 30 minutes with no downtime so you can resume your daily activities immediately. It’s also painless and doesn’t lead to significant side effects. A single sclerotherapy session can reduce the appearance of spider veins by 50-80%, which makes it far better than the aforementioned laser vein removal method.

The only time sclerotherapy isn’t suitable is in regards to spider veins on the face or feet. These regions are dense with artery-venous connections and it isn’t safe to inject sclerosant into arteries, which is why vein doctors generally avoid sclerotherapy in these parts.

How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are large blood vessels that appear in a twisted and knotted form bulging out of the surface of the skin. Unlike spider veins, varicose veins are always caused by underlying vein disease. As such, all minimally invasive varicose veins treatments focus on treating the underlying diseased saphenous vein.

Endovenous Laser Vein Removal

Endovenous laser vein removal is an extremely effective varicose vein treatment with a high success rate. During the procedure, the vein doctor inserts an endovenous laser — a catheter with a laser fiber — into the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance. The entire procedure is done with local anesthesia so you don’t feel any of it. Once the catheter is in place, the vein doctor activates it to generate laser energy that immediately collapses the diseased saphenous vein, thus restoring blood circulation to the heart.

This is a minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure but it also causes considerable post-procedural pain and discomfort. As such, even though this procedure is highly effective, it’s not the best varicose vein removal method because of the consequent pain and discomfort.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is widely considered to be the best varicose vein removal method. During this procedure, the vein doctor inserts a catheter into the diseased vein ultrasound guidance and through an incision on the surface of your skin. This catheter generates heat energy that irritates the vein walls and eventually collapses it altogether. The accumulated blood reroutes to healthier deep veins for effective blood circulation.

This procedure is minimally invasive, non-surgical, and it doesn’t cause any post-procedural pain or discomfort, making it the best varicose vein treatment. This procedure also concludes within an hour with no downtime.

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Vein Treatment Clinic has some of the country’s finest vein doctors who diagnose the root cause of your spider veins and varicose veins and treat them using the latest minimally invasive treatments such as sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, or endovenous laser ablation. For more information, please schedule an appointment with the best vein doctor in your location today.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Drexel College of Medicine

Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

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Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

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Dr. Calvin Jung

New York University

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
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Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
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Simon
Smith MD

NJ Vein Specialist
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
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Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
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Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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