LASER VEIN TREATMENT NYC
SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT
Laser vein treatment in NYC is an effective non-surgical treatment to reduce and remove varicose veins and spider veins. These vein patterns can look like bruises on legs. They typically appear on the thighs or calves and present themselves as blood vessels that are swollen, twisted, stretched out, or kinked up in dark blue, red, or purple. They can be flat or the veins can be bulging. Varicose veins may not be related to a disease and they may not have any symptoms. Many patients opt to remove varicose veins and spider veins with laser vein treatment.
WHAT IS LASER VEIN TREATMENT?
Laser vein therapy is a procedure that uses a laser device to send a thin beam of light to the vein. The heat from the light closes and shrinks the vein and causes scar tissue to form within the vessel. This seals off the vein, so the appearance of the broken vein is no longer apparent.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BLOOD FLOW WHEN YOU CLOSE OFF A VEIN?
When your doctor closes off a spider vein or varicose vein, the blood flow simply shifts to another vein. Once a vein is closed, it just fades away. Your body accommodates the loss of the vein by shifting the blood flow to other veins.*
WHAT KIND OF LASER VEIN TREATMENTS DOES YOUR PRACTICE OFFER?
The Multi-Spot™ Nd:YAG laser significantly reduces the prominence of facial vascular lesions and leg veins. The Multi-Spot™ Nd:YAG Laser is part of the M22™ platform. This laser provides safe, effective spider vein treatment of the legs and face on patients of all skin types and skin tones.*
HOW DOES THE MULTI-SPOT™ ND:YAG LASER WORK FOR VEIN TREATMENT?
This laser features Multiple Sequential Pulsing (MSP) for the treatment of leg veins and vascular lesions. In addition to being highly effective in the treatment of vascular conditions, the YAG Laser may also be used for non-ablative facial wrinkle reduction. This laser emits a long wave of infrared light to penetrate deeply into the lower layer of the skin’s dermis. Not only does this allow for effective spider vein treatment, it also reduces facial wrinkles as it triggers new collagen development due to the introduction of heat in the lower layers of the dermis.
IS LASER VEIN TREATMENT THE ONLY OPTION FOR CLOSING OFF VEINS?
Laser vein therapy is a very effective non-surgical solution for the removal of spider veins. However, depending on the severity of your veins and the medical reason for their appearance, there are several options that you should discuss with our team at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill. These include:
Sclerotherapy – Your dermatologist will use a needle to inject a solution into the vein that causes it to scar. Injecting the solution causes the blood to change its flow into healthier veins instead. The unwanted vein, which has now collapsed, is reabsorbed into surrounding tissue. This is an in-office treatment and you may require several sessions spaced four to six weeks apart.*
Endovenous Ablation Therapy – This treatment uses laser technology or radio waves to close the varicose or spider vein. During this procedure, a thin tube is inserted into your skin. The tube has a device that uses energy waves to create heat and seal the vein.*
Endoscopic Vein Surgery – During this treatment, the doctor threads a small camera into the vein to guide the procedure. Once inside the vein, the doctor uses a surgical device to close off the vein. This type of vein treatment is typical of patients who have severe skin ulcers.*
Ambulatory Phlebectomy – This is a more invasive vein removal procedure involving a series of small cuts. Your doctor will surgically remove superficial veins that are close to the surface of your skin.*
Vein Stripping & Ligation – This procedure is for the most serious vein cases. Your doctor will surgically tie off the veins and remove them.*
HOW DO I AVOID THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW VARICOSE OR SPIDER VEINS?
No matter the spider vein treatment you and your doctor choose, you must take care to limit new ones in the future. Spider veins and varicose veins may be caused by genetics, medical conditions, or lifestyle factors. People who are overweight tend to have more issues with varicose veins. Keeping your weight down is one way of avoiding the development of new vein patterns. Regular exercise is also helpful for keeping away new veins. A few other tips: don’t cross your legs when you sit, try to elevate your feet when sitting, and try to avoid standing for long periods of time.
DO VARICOSE OR SPIDER VEIN CREAMS WORK?
Many of these vein creams can assist in promoting increased circulation. Some of them also help to reduce swelling and bulging veins. These creams typically work best along with other techniques after undergoing vein treatment. Many creams also work well in combination with laser vein removal, Sclerotherapy, proper diet, exercise, compression socks, and leg raises.*
HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT LASER VEIN TREATMENT IN NYC?
Talk to one of our dermatology providers about all of your vein removal concerns. If you think that you may benefit from laser vein removal, contact us. Our dermatologists can examine your skin and discuss your solutions. Give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.