The Complete Guide to Laser Vein Treatment

Jan 19, 2019

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More than half of all Americans develop varicose veins and spider veins at some point in their lives. Many women notice them during pregnancy, and they are increasingly common among both men and women after the age of 50. At one time, the only treatment for varicose veins was an invasive surgery known as vein stripping. Fortunately, there have been significant advances in this area of medicine, and today’s varicose and spider vein treatments are fast, effective, and virtually pain-free.

Laser vein treatment is a popular solution for eliminating varicose and spider veins, and it can be performed in under an hour. There is no need to visit a hospital. Your vein treatment clinic offers this service on-site. Recovery time is minimal, and you can return to your normal activities within a day or two. Your vein doctor in NYC and vein specialist in New Jersey can help you decide if this treatment is right for you.

What Causes Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

It is a myth that varicose veins and spider veins are simply a cosmetic issue. In many cases, they are a symptom of underlying vein disease. Unfortunately, this disease often goes undiagnosed, which can lead to a variety of other problems.

Varicose veins and spider veins signal an issue with your circulation. In a healthy body, arteries carry oxygenated blood to your bones, muscles, and tissues. Once the oxygen supply is depleted, veins move the deoxygenated blood back to your heart, where it is pumped to your lungs. The process of transporting blood from the lower half of your body to your heart is challenging, because your veins are working against gravity to keep blood flowing in the right direction.

Inside your veins, there is a series of tiny valves that only open in one direction. These are specifically designed to ensure your blood flows towards your heart, instead of settling in your legs. When the valves become damaged through injury or disease, blood can leak through. It pools in the lower half your body, which leads to pressure and swelling in the veins.

As the pressure in your veins builds, other valves are damaged, and there is harm to the vessel walls. This causes your veins to become weaker and more fragile. Eventually, this condition can develop into a disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

When engorged veins are located close to the surface of your skin, you start to see the signs of varicose and spider veins. Varicose veins protrude against your skin, and they appear large and twisted. Spider veins look more like a web of blue, red, or purple lines just beneath the surface of your skin. However, these aren’t the only symptoms of CVI.

What are the Symptoms of Vein Disease?

Varicose veins and spider veins are the most visible signs of CVI, but patients usually notice other symptoms as well. Many people with vein disease report feelings of weakness and heaviness in their legs, and it is common to experience sharp leg cramps– particularly at night. Restless leg syndrome is one of the more frustrating symptoms of vein disease, because it often interferes with sleep. This condition is marked by a need to stretch and move your legs frequently.

If left untreated, the swelling in your legs can cause a variety of skin-related issues. At first, the skin on your legs can feel tight or itchy. You may start to notice discoloration on your legs and ankles, and your skin may become increasingly fragile. In the most serious cases, the areas where skin discoloration has occurred lose the ability to heal quickly from minor cuts and scrapes. This makes it possible for bacteria to get in, and you can develop severe infections such as cellulitis.  

The good news is that with accurate diagnosis and treatment, these issues can be prevented. Your vein doctor in NY or vein doctor in NJ specializes in determining the underlying cause of your varicose and spider veins, so that you can get the best possible treatment for your condition.

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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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Who is at Risk for Vein Disease?

Vein disease is primarily found in those who have reached the age of 50, though it can develop earlier in some situations. Many of the risk factors for CVI are outside of your control, but you can reduce some of your risk through certain lifestyle choices.

There is a genetic component to vein disease, so if you have a family history of varicose veins, you are at a higher risk of developing the condition yourself. A history of cancer, blood clots, or injury to your legs can be a factor as well. Women who are pregnant and those going through menopause are also at higher risk.

While there isn’t much you can do about your family history, you can take action to reduce the likelihood that you will develop vein disease. Avoiding smoking is an excellent first step. Maintaining a healthy weight is helpful in reducing your risk, and it is important to take frequent breaks and move around if you find yourself sitting or standing for long periods of time.

How Does Laser Vein Treatment Work?

No matter how carefully you manage your health, vein disease isn’t always preventable. If you develop varicose veins or spider veins, it is important to visit your vein doctor to obtain an accurate diagnosis. Together, you will create a treatment plan that relies on methods that have been proven effective. One of the most popular is Endоvеnоuѕ Laser Ablаtіоn (EVLA).

Laser vein treatment is done right in your vein specialist’s office. There is no need for general anesthesia. Your physician uses a local anesthetic to numb the area being treated, then uses ultrasound technology to guide the laser treatment. This procedure relies on a targeted beam of laser energy that is delivered to the unhealthy vein through a small laser fiber. The laser causes the diseased vein to close, and your blood is naturally rerouted through other, healthier veins. The tissue from the closed vein is reabsorbed by your body, eliminating the varicose veins and spider veins.

The entire procedure is completed in less than an hour, and you can typically return to your normal activities right away. Your doctor may recommend that you avoid long periods of sitting and standing, and that you stay away from strenuous exercise during the recovery period. You will also be asked to wear compression stockings for a few days to ensure healthy circulation in and around the treated area.

Laser vein treatment has a success rate of 97 percent, making it a common choice for varicose vein treatment. It can be used in a variety of situations, including treatment of the saphenous vein, which is found just beneath the surface of your skin. The length and location of this vein puts it at greater risk of damage.

The Vein Treatment Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease. You can expect the highest standard of care from the Vein Treatment Clinic’s Certified physicians, all of whom observe the protocols recommended by the American College of Phlebology. Visit the Vein Treatment Center online to schedule your consultation.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
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 | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
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 | Double Certified
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.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
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 | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
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 | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
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 | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
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 | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
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

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

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

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
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.
Read more >>

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.
Read more >>

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

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes 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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