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.
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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.
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Foam sclerotherapy is a new technique to deliver the sclerosing agent to treat varicose veins. Earlier, large varicose veins were quite difficult to treat by using conventional sclerotherapy, and that method has a low success rate. Foam sclerotherapy has two different ways for treating varicose veins.
In the first technique, you can displace the blood from a damaged vein with the help of foam. With displacement of blood, the complete force of the sclerosing agent comes into contact directly with the walls of the vein for an unlimited time without any dilution.
The second method of foam sclerotherapy uses ultrasound imaging techniques. Through ultrasound imaging, the foam is noticeable, and you can easily track and guide the sclerosing agent to the target area. For large veins, you can use the foam along with an ultrasound machine.
The whole procedure involving foam sclerotherapy can take place in an office (clinic), and the session will last for around 30 to 40 minutes. Doctors inject a small amount of a sclerosing (ablating or sealing) agent into the vein with a tiny needle. It closes the problematic veins and allows the flow of blood to reroute to other healthy veins. The number of foam sclerotherapy sessions depends on the number of damaged veins.
Hence, the purpose of foam sclerotherapy is related to cosmetics. It eliminates all unattractive varicose or spider veins and also treats tiredness and heaviness of the legs.
There are several treatments available for every individual situation. Sometimes, a general cosmetic problem might end up being a serious, underlying problem. In such scenarios, other treatments like ambulatory phlebectomy or non-foam sclerotherapy might work better. Alternatively, you can also have laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation as solutions.
Experts recommend compression pads, bandage, and stockings after the foam sclerotherapy procedure for the first 5 days. After 5 days, you can remove the bandage and pads. You can wear the stockings for a further 7 days.
During those 7 days, you might remove the stocking to shower and sleeping at night, but keep wearing them while working. You can wear stockings for longer only if you find them comfortable, as they can help you. Keep your stocking safely after you are done using them. You may use them again if you have additional injections.
Also, walking and other general activities are a must for you. You can perform many normal activities without any problem, but if you still have concerns, please contact your doctor and visit websites for vein treatments. They will provide you necessary guidance about your pre and post foam sclerotherapy procedure.
Indeed, you can perform normal activities after this treatment, and you do not have to stay away from anything in particular. However, driving is not safe on the day the procedure is performed, because there is a possibility that you might experience visual disturbances.
Most doctors recommend walking twice a day during the first week of the procedure. In the first week after foam sclerotherapy, it would be better to avoid performing any rigorous lower-body exercise. Moreover, below are a few more things you must know about this procedure:
There are different risks in every medical procedure that should be considered carefully before proceeding with a particular treatment. Since sclerotherapy is often used for treating cosmetics problems, doctors must explain all the untoward and dangerous side effects for their patients.
This procedure is not painless because it requires injections to insert under your skin. The tiny needles carry chemicals, and they inject those chemicals into your skin. Therefore, some chemicals (sclerosants) can cause more pain than others.
Post-treatment care instructions advise patients to wear compression dressings for almost one to three weeks after treatment. They must pay a follow-up visit every two weeks to enable the flow of blood clots in larger veins, which can improve the appearance and the prognosis.
If you wear compression stockings for approximately 3 weeks, it will enhance the efficacy of sclerotherapy. Compression stockings will also improve the clinical vessel’s disappearance. Therefore, if you prefer not to wear the compression stockings, you increase the risk for complications.
The foam sclerotherapy technique as a vein treatment offers a convenient alternative to surgery. Consult the Vein Treatment Center © about foam sclerotherapy other vein treatments.
The Vein Treatment Center ©
Luis Navarro, MD FACS
Do you need spider vein treatment? Perhaps you want to get rid of the spider veins that have appeared on your legs. The small bluish-purple vessels, i.e., the spider veins, on your legs not only affect your appearance but may also cause discomfort.
Spider veins are faulty veins smaller in size as compared to varicose veins. They may look blue, purple, or red. Spider veins are visible through the skin and may appear as thin webs or lines. For this reason, spider veins are also referred to as thread veins.
Both the spider veins and varicose veins may be forms of a venous disorder or venous insufficiency. Both conditions are likely to affect your leg veins more than the other veins in the body. Varicose veins are due to damaged valves in your large veins. Resulting in an increase venous pressure which may cause spider veins.
Other than their appearance, spider veins may cause slight discomfort, but not pain or heaviness in the legs.
Faulty veins are the main culprit for both varicose and spider veins. When the valves inside your veins stop working normally, spider veins can occur on superficial capillaries due to increased venous pressure. Veins are responsible for returning blood to the heart.
When the blood passes through a vein, the one-way valve inside the veins closes. The valve helps prevent blood from flowing in the wrong direction.
However, when this valve gets damaged, it becomes harder for the blood to flow in an upward direction. Thus, veins start collecting blood and over time, this can result in a venous bulge under the skin, varicose veins, and an increase in venous pressure resulting spider veins.
Spider veins, many times may occur without varicose veins as a result of hormones or congenital factors.
The sun’s ultraviolet rays damage blood vessels. When the tiny blood vessels running through your face burst, it may result in spider veins. Increased pressure on the face, such as due to vomiting, coughing, or sneezing, may also cause spider veins.
Causes that make you more susceptible to spider veins:
While spider veins are painless, you may wish to have them removed for cosmetic reasons.
Sclerotherapy is the most effective treatment for spider veins for the legs and face. It does not require anesthesia and can be performed in the surgeon’s office. During the procedure, the surgeon injects an irritant into the affected vein.
Sclerotherapy irritates the walls of the veins, causing them to stick together and eventually shrink and disappear.
For the best results, you may need several treatments. Your doctor may recommend wearing compression stockings for a few days after treatment. Spider veins will gradually disappear in 4 to 6 weeks.
You may visit a surgeon or dermatologist for laser treatment for your spider veins. During the process, the doctor directs the laser light at the spider veins to close them. Laser treatment is effective for for spider veins on the face smaller than 3 mm.
Usually laser treatment is not effective for spider veins on the legs, due to characteristics of the skin and the spider vein per se.
Laser Sclerotherapy is a combination of Sclerotherapy followed by laser at the same time. This combination enhances the Sclerotherapy treatment for faster results.
Spider veins are harmless, but you may want them removed from your legs or face for cosmetic reasons. Whether sclerotherapy, laser treatment, or a combination is needed for your treatment, The Vein Treatment Center can offer you all treatment modalities.
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The Vein Treatment Center
327 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065