The Vein Treatment Center ©
Dr. Luis Navarro, MD, FACS
327 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
The Vein Treatment Center ©
Established in 1982, The Vein Treatment Center © is the leading New York City medical facility specializing exclusively in the treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, and related venous disorders.
The methods developed at the facility, including Endonvenous Laser Ablation (EVLT) and now Painless Sclerotherapy, have revolutionized the specialty and are used by physicians worldwide.
* MOST PROCEDURES COVERED BY INSURANCE *
* FREE CONSULTATIONS *
Dr. Luis Navarro, a Board Certified Phlebologist and vascular specialist, has devoted his professional life to the development of treatments for venous disorders. He has pioneered numerous non-invasive procedures, including EVLT, Combined Therapies, and now PAINLESS SCLEROTHERAPY.
View our before and after photo galleries that show the results of vein treatments on the legs, hands, face & more.
See for yourself why The Vein Treatment Center is the NYC leader in treating and removing unwanted varicose veins, spider veins, and all venous conditions.
Not many people are not familiar with Varicose Veins or spider veins, and this is quite concerning. It is important that you should be aware of any abnormalities in your body so that you may get treatment before the condition worsens.
Many people often end up in very bad health conditions because they aren’t able to identify any symptoms of the disease. Hence, today we are going to share all the necessary information you need regarding spider veins.
Read on to understand what spider veins are, what the symptoms are, can you prevent it, and what is the most effective and safe treatment for this condition.
Varicose veins, as we know, are a set of veins that are swollen and tangled with each other. However, spider veins are tiny and thin. They may appear as blue, red, or purple vessels, and are quite visible under the skin. The name spider vein comes from the fact that they look quite similar to spider webs.
Spider veins develop in the body due to faulty valves that reside in feeder veins. Usually, the spider veins in the leg, hands, and face develop due to the weak and damaged valves inside the feeder veins. This results in the blood to back up into them and can result in non-functional veins to appear under the surface of the skin.
The UV rays of the sun can also damage the blood vessels on your face. When the facial veins burst, they cause spider veins to develop. Besides, increased pressure on your face due to coughing, sneezing, or vomiting can also cause spider veins.
Well, they have an unpleasant look, which is difficult to ignore. It is less likely to go unnoticed. Besides the look, there are no noticeable symptoms of spider veins. These veins appear as flat or slightly raised thin threads. You may feel discomfort, but it does not cause heaviness or swelling in the legs.
However, do not ignore them and make sure to seek medical attention as it might increase the risk of having blood circulation and blood clot problems.
Like any other vein treatment, you may have to undergo certain procedures and examinations to determine the situation’s severity. The surgeon will make sure to choose the best treatment to prevent damage to any healthy arteries in the process.
The two best spider vein treatment procedures are ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and visually-guided Sclerotherapy. Both of these treatments are fast, highly effective, and don’t require the patient to stay or get admitted into the hospital. The treatment works to shut off any feeder veins with unhealthy conditions (valves). Once sealed, the blood flows through veins with healthy valves, and the body absorbs the dead spider veins.
The preferred treatment is sclerotherapy, but laser treatment is gaining more popularity. Sclerotherapy involves administering an injection to the veins that irritate and narrows them, resulting in the blood to stop flowing through them. Once the procedure is complete, the veins collapse and disappear.
This treatment doesn’t hurt at all but may leave a pinching sensation once over. The surgeon may recommend wearing compression post-treatment to allow the blood to circulate more effectively and efficiently.
EVLT laser treatment involves the use of heated light to damage the veins, making them collapse. With the help of an ultrasound, the doctor will mark an incision in the affected vein to insert the laser fiber inside the vein such that it reaches the wall. EVLT or endovenous laser therapy is best for closing the spider veins less than 3mm.
Once completed, the process requires no stitches, nor does the patient feel any pain. The veins disappear very quickly upon completion of the procedure. However, the larger set of veins will stay visible for a month or two before disappearing.
Laser therapy is highly effective for smaller veins. Thus, consulting your doctor would determine what treatment is best for you.
This is quite a new procedure and is quite effective. This process involves using an electric current to heat/ablate the faulty veins to treat spider or varicose veins. Thus, the process eliminates the transmission of pain signals to your brain.
Spider veins may develop due to damaged veins or broken blood vessels. The biggest symptom is the appearance of the veins, so never take it lightly and have it examined. While spider veins are harmless, you may want to remove them from your face or legs for cosmetic reasons.
Whether you want a laser treatment, EVLT, or sclerotherapy for spider veins, the Vein Treatment Center is at your service. Contact us today and schedule an appointment with the best vascular & vein surgeons in NYC.
What are the best treatments for varicose and other veins? Varicose veins are swollen, enlarged, and twisted veins; you can see them under the skin. Few of you might experience achiness and embarrassment. Varicose veins occur due to a weakening of vein walls and valves. People usually consider varicose veins as a cosmetic issue, but they might cause health complications such as bleeding, phlebitis, ulcers, and poor circulation.
Fortunately, there are remedies for varicose veins. These treatments depend on the severity of the problem, whether the issue originates in veins or ‘ in the branches of veins.
The most common vein concern among people is spider veins. A red and blue tracing will appear on the surface of your skin like an unusual spider web. A spider vein is an insignificant form of varicose veins; such veins can have cosmetic concerns. Exposure to the sun can worsen your spider veins because the sun can break collagen under your skin.
Both varicose and spider veins appear on your skin when valves don’t work properly. The flow of blood back down into the leg fails and becomes soft and loose, and as a result, your veins stretch and gradually leak into leg tissue and ankles.
One uncomfortable experience you may face includes varicose veins throbbing and cramps at night. So the blood keeps on accumulating in the legs, due to which your legs feel heavy and stiff. Furthermore, if clear fluid leaks into tissues, it can obstruct blood circulation to the skin. This causes your skin to develop itchy rashes or painful sores.
You must keep your varicose veins in check. You could get an ultrasound and meet with your specialist to discuss your health situation. Your specialist will advise you regarding what treatment you should undergo.
This is a gentle saline injection that drops the vein so that the bloodstream can absorb it. This treatment is not painful and is recommended by specialists for small and medium varicose veins. There are a few types of Sclerotherapy for varicose veins that you need to be aware of, these include:
Well, Sclerotherapy is helpful in eliminating varicose veins without the need to endure any pain or bed rest. However, there is a possibility that this treatment might not be suitable for more extensive and more intense varicose veins. In the end, you would still have to go for post-treatments to make the veins disappear entirely.
Phlebectomy is also known as vein stripping. This is a surgical treatment in which the surgeon cuts small areas near the vein that is currently damaged. Once he does this, he gets rid of the entire vein. Doctors tend to do this surgical procedure, along with others like ablation.
Well, this is a permanent treatment of an infected vein that bothers the human system. Patients won’t have to worry about a relapse since the vein will be removed entirely. However, doctors have stated that this procedure carries the same risks other techniques do. Once the procedure of phlebectomy is finished, the patient must engage in a recovery period. However, the recovery period from this procedure is much longer than other varicose treatments.
This has been around for a long time, and many people are familiar with what it is. Technically, it is the use of radiofrequency or laser just for the vein inside to heat up. What this does is simple – it destroys the vein wall, resulting in the vein’s shrinking, and the human body absorbs it. This is quite a good way to treat varicose veins. However, this can also incur bruising and an uncomfortable feeling right after treatment. This can carry on for weeks.
Due to this, the veins that were once prominently visible, are not anymore. This treatment requires anesthesia, and people who go through this procedure are fine afterward, and go about their day no different from others.
This is generally the same as thermal ablation; however, rather than use lasers and radio frequencies, this ablation uses a potent drug that completely destructs the vein permanently. There are two non-thermal techniques; one of them is Varithna, which has already been approved by the FDA in 2013. Varithna uses medicated foam.
There are also other options for treating veins. If you have troubling veins that you would like to remove, call the Vein Treatment Center ©, Manhattan vein experts for over 20 years.
The Vein Treatment Center ©
327 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065