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How effective is laser vein treatment? Analyzing Laser vein treatment reviews

Sep 18, 2019

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Differing laser vein treatment reviews making you confused? A top vein doctor shares some insight.

Laser treatment for varicose and spider veins is very popular today, but not everyone seems happy with it. Does laser treatment actually work? To understand that, you need to know more about what actually goes into the procedure. Read on!

There are two kinds of laser therapy depending on the kind of diseased vein you have.

If you look at laser vein treatment reviews carefully, you will notice that it can vary depending on the kind of vein. That is because there are two specific kinds of laser treatments that vein specialists perform– one for smaller spider veins, and another for larger varicose veins.

Laser treatment for spider veins

This is purely a cosmetic procedure, which aims at removing those purplish or bluish blemishes on your legs.  Also known as blue light therapy, this is a non-invasive method in which laser light is applied to the surface of the skin over the spider veins. The light emits photons, which penetrate through the skin and generate heat. The heat causes the spider veins to shrink and dissolve. While this procedure is effective, it is a long process, and you will not see results in a single session. You will need at least three to four sessions before you can see your veins start to disappear. You may also notice some burning of the skin with this procedure.

Laser treatment for varicose veins and venous insufficiency

Varicose veins stem from a deeper underlying condition called chronic venous insufficiency, where the main saphenous vein of the leg is diseased and blood flow back to the heart is not efficient. Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is a minimally invasive treatment procedure that shuts down the diseased vein. This not only helps improve appearance, it also relieves unpleasant symptoms associated with varicose veins, including aching, heavy feet, swollen ankles, and cramps. This procedure requires local anesthesia to skin over the main vein. The skin is incised, and a laser fiber is inserted into the vein. Heat generated through the laser fiber destroys the vein from within. While this procedure is effective, it can be associated with some procedural discomfort, which you do not see with more modern minimally invasive procedures.

Treatment of spider veins is a simple process when you are in expert hands. At Vein Treatment Clinic, you can receive high quality care from a top Spider Vein Doctor in Long Island.

Better treatment options do exist for varicose and spider veins.

While laser treatment for varicose veins is reasonably effective, there are alternative vein treatments, which may actually cause a lot less discomfort during the procedure, have less side effects, and are equally effective.

Alternates to laser light therapy for spider veins: Sclerotherapy is the most effective remedy to get rid of spider veins. This is a simple, minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that involves a simple injection. The vein doctor uses really tiny needles to inject a medicated solution, called sclerosant into your spider veins. The solution irritates the walls lining of your veins, causing it to become sticky, and eventually fuse together. This stops blood from flowing through these defective veins. Over time, the non-functional veins get digested by the body, and disappear completely from view. A single injection of sclerotherapy can lead to almost 80% improvement in the appearance of spider veins.

Alternates to EVLA for varicose veins:

  • Radiofrequency ablation: This technique is exactly similar to EVLA, except that a raiofrequency catheter is used instead of a laser fiber. The catheter delivers heat energy throughout the length of your vein, which melts the vein walls and fuses them. This technique does not cause as much discomfort as EVLA, and is equally effective.
  • VenaSeal: This is an advanced minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins that does not even require a numbing injection. Medical grade glue is injected into the defective vein. This acts almost immediately and fuses the vein walls together. The treated vein eventually gets digested by the body and disappears.
  • Clarivein: This is another technique that does not require numbing and incisions.This involves the insertion of a miniscule catheter into the defective vein, under imaging guidance. The catheter rotates within the defective vein, and disperses sclerosant throughout the vein. The solution irritates and scars the vein.

How do you decide what kind of treatment is right for you?

If you have any kind of vein disease – visible varicose veins, spider veins, or just non-specific symptoms, you need to see a vein doctor, who is the best person to decide the kind of treatment that would suit you best. A board certified vein specialist will examine your veins, and image then using an ultrasound. The doctor will then formulate a treatment plan based on the kind of vein disease that you have.

The Vein Treatment Clinic, a top medical clinic for spider and varicose vein treatments, offers state of the art, minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. We have on board the nation’s most acclaimed, Ivy league trained vein specialists, who are highly skilled at performing minimally invasive procedures for varicose and spider veins. Our vein doctors believe in a personalized, hands-on approach and will discuss all possible leg vein treatment options with you at length so that you can make an informed decision. The Vein Treatment Clinic has offices in New York, New Jersey and several other locations across the United States.

To learn more about the vein treatment that we offer, do talk to one of the experts at the Vein Treatment Clinic. You can call 855-386-0195, or book an appointment online.

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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. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan.

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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. Todd Kobrinski

Vein Specialist | GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.

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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. 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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