What should I consider while choosing spider vein laser treatment near me? A top vein doctor answers

Oct 28, 2019
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If you have spider veins, it is natural that you would want the best possible treatment to get them removed. You may have heard that laser treatment is great for spider veins. Our vein experts tell you all about finding spider vein laser treatment near you – and what the alternatives are.

What is laser treatment for spider veins?

Laser light therapy, also known as blue light therapy, is a completely esthetic procedure that helps reduce the visibility of the purplish or bluish lines underneath the surface of your skin. The procedure, when performed by a vein specialist, is fairly simple and involves shining a laser light onto the part of the skin where the veins are located. The light contains heat-generating rays called photons, and the eat gets transmitted to the spider veins when it hits the skin. This causes the spider veins to shrink, making them look less prominent. For the veins to completely disappear, you will need at least four sessions of laser therapy.

Are there better alternatives to laser treatment for spider veins?

Yes! Any vein doctor would tell you that sclerotherapy is the gold standard for spider vein treatment, and is the preferred option for most vein specialists. This is also a simple technique, and consists of a small injection using extremely tiny needles. A medicated solution, called sclerosant, is delivered into your veins through these needles. The sclerosant mildly irritates the walls lining your veins, causing them to stick together and get blocked up. Since blood can no longer flow through these tiny blood vessels, they become non-functional, and over a month, the body eventually digests this vein, removing it completely. Since this technique uses tiny needles, there is extremely minimal discomfort, which may actually be less than the ‘burning’ sensation caused by laser light shining on the skin.

So how do I know when to choose laser treatment and when to choose sclerotherapy?

Most vein specialists prefer sclerotherapy for spider veins that are located on the legs. Sclerotherapy offers better results than laser treatment, and a single session of sclerotherapy offers results equivalent to about four sessions of laser treatment.

On the feet and face, however, the tissue is more delicate, and injecting sclerosant solution may cause scarring and discoloration of skin. So in these instances, laser treatment may be the preferred option. Spider veins near the nose, especially, may be closely connected with veins leading to the brain and eye, so most vein specialists prefer avoiding direct injections in this region. Even in these regions, however, there may be exceptional cases where sclerotherapy may be a preferred option – generally when the veins are more prominent, and injections carry low risk. It is best to let your vein doctor make this decision for you!

Will I need any other treatment for my spider veins?

Spider veins are usually the manifestation of underlying vein disease called chronic venous insufficiency. Any reputed vein doctor will, prior to offering treatment for spider veins, screen for chronic venous insufficiency. You should definitely get screened for vein disease, particularly if you have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Feet that feel heavy or ache at the end of the day
  • Swollen ankles if you sit or stand for too long
  • Sudden cramps in your legs
  • General fatigue, especially at the end of the day

If you do have vein disease, you will need treatment for the main veins, as well as for the visible spider veins. If you get only the spider veins fixed, and leaving the main veins untreated, the underlying cause still remains, and your spider veins have a high chance of recurrence. Your vein specialist will offer you one of the following forms of treatment for chronic venous insufficiency:

  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA): Heat is delivered to the main vein through a radiofrequency catheter. The heat melts the vein walls and sels off the vein.
  • Endovenous Laser ablation (EVLA): This is the same as RFA, except that heat is delivered through a laser fiber. This may cause more discomfort than RFA.
  • VenaSeal: An advanced treatment procedure that simply involves injecting the diseased vein with medicated glue. The glue seals off the diseased vein
  • Clarivein: A tiny rotating catheter is implanted into the diseased vein. the catheter disperses sclerosant throughout the vein, and seals it off.
Reading laser vein treatment reviews online can be confusing, with differing opinions. Our experts take you through the procedures involved in laser vein treatment – and whether you can find other alternatives.

How do I choose a spider vein treatment clinic near me?

When you look for a vein clinic that treats spider veins, look out for the following things:

  • A clinic that offers both forms of treatment: If the clinic offers both laser therapy and sclerotherapy, you will be able to choose the method based on your body, and not based on what’s available. Moreover, places that usually offer only laser treatment are medi-spas, and the treatment may not be performed by trained doctors.
  • A clinic with trained phlebologists: Phlebologists are vein specialists who have received special training in handling vein diseases. An expert phlebologist will be able to identify if you have underlying vein disease, and will be better qualified to choose the most ideal form of treatment suited to your body.

The Vein Treatment Clinic offers high-quality treatment for spider veins and chronic venous insufficiency. Our team of board-certified vein specialists are experts at minimally invasive vein treatment, and they strongly believe in offering customized treatment solutions to each patient. To find out more about our treatment options for spider veins, book an appointment online, or call 855-386-0195 to speak to our experts today!

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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.

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 | 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!

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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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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