283 Commack Rd. Suite 320
Commack NY 11725
Veins in the lower extremity become distended and visable for a variety of factors.
The aging of the valves, hormonal influences, pregnancy and prolonged standing all help create these unsightly veins.
The weakened valves allow for blood to flow backwards building up pressure in the smaller veins which swell and become varicose.
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.
Sclerotherapy of Spider Veins
In some cases the laser is not the most appropriate treatment for Spider Veins and varicose Veins. Specifically if the veins are large and deep where the laser just doesn't have the penetration to close the vein.
In this case I prefer injection therapy ( sclerotherapy ) in which a small needle is inserted into the vein and an agent is injected that causes closure of the vein.
After the injection a pressure stocking needs to be worn for at least 2 weeks and as in the laser of varicose veins multiple treatments are required for the best results.
We always use Asclera an FDA approved agent for sclerotherapy so you know you are getting the most up to date and powerful agent available for treating your spider veins.