Messina Esthetic Medicine    
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283 Commack Rd. Suite 320

Commack NY 11725  



Laser Spider  & Varicose Veins of the Legs

Veins in the lower extremity become distended in man and women for a variety of factors. The aging of the valves, hormonal influences, pregnancy and prolonged standing all help create these unsightly veins.

Laser spider veins and varicose veins is a very common and popular procedure performed by Dr. Messina.

Some veins require a surgical treatment , these are the large thickened varicose veins that often have a nodal or bumpy appearance. These veins represent a deeper problem , notably a failure of deeper veins that must be stripped or have an internal laser seal the lumen.

The more common spider veins and small blue/green veins present in the ankles, shins, upper thigh are very treatable with laser therapy.

I use the new Cutera Excel V laser designed specifically as a vein and pigment laser for all of the smaller spider veins , deep reticular veins and blue/green feeder veins of the legs.

Normally only one to three treatments are required at a one month interval. There is no requirement to wear compression stockings because the laser coagulates the vein on impact permanently sealing the lumen. Using a laser on small spider veins and other varicose veins of the legs is relatively pain free thus no analgesia is required and takes on average under an hour. There is no downtime and you can resume normal activities after your laser procedure.

On occasion the laser therapy is augmented with traditional sclerotherapy or injection therapy of the spider veins, varicose veins , reticular veins and feeder viens.

How to prepare for your laser spider vein treatment or varicose vein treatment?

It is recommended you wear loose fitting pants preferably sweat pants, avoid taking any medications for two days before that alters clotting such as advil , motrin or asprin. Drink plenty of fluids and be ready for you more youthful appearing legs .

All laser and injection therapy is performed by Dr. Glenn Messina.