Varicose or Spider Vein Treatments for NYC Patients
Laser vein treatment can provide relief for NYC-area residents who suffer from painful, bulging varicose veins or noticeable spider veins. At Cosmoplastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh offers some of the most advanced approaches to treating varicose and spider veins, common conditions that affect roughly half of men and women over the age of 50. Dr. Alizadeh customizes treatments to match the unique needs of each patient, offering safe, effective approaches to vein removal. If veins on your legs, face, or body bother you, Dr. Alizadeh can help.
Cosmoplastic Surgery offers the following vein-removal treatments:
To safely and effectively eliminate spider veins and very small varicose veins, Dr. Alizadeh may recommend Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). During IPL treatment, he directs strong bursts of light energy at the blood vessel or vein, causing it to fade slowly and eventually disappear. Most patients need a series of IPL treatments for best results.
Dr. Alizadeh may also recommend sclerotherapy or ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy for veins or blood vessels that lie below the skin surface and are difficult to see. Sclerotherapy, the most common treatment for eliminating spider veins and smaller varicose veins, involves injecting a saline solution into the veins, causing them to collapse and eventually be reabsorbed by the body. The blood that once flowed through each small blood vessel naturally reroutes to another.
Finally, for large or complicated varicose veins, Dr. Alizadeh may recommend Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment, also known as VenaCure EVLT™, which many specialists regard as the laser vein treatment "gold standard" because it is safe, 98% effective, and requires only topical anesthesia and no surgery. EVLT laser vein treatment delivers laser energy through a thin fiber inserted into the varicose vein. The highly concentrated burst of laser energy permanently seals off the blood vessel, and blood then reroutes automatically to another, healthier vein nearby. Like the other treatments listed above, recovery from EVLT laser vein treatment is fast and requires no downtime. Immediately following treatment, patients may return to their normal activities.
If you're ready to bare your legs again or are simply tired of having aching, throbbing, swelling legs due to varicose veins, contact Dr. Alizadeh today to learn more about which laser vein treatment might be right for you. Request your appointment online, or phone 212.348.0100 (Manhattan) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).