Patients at Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC are provided with first-rate care and treatment options using only the most advanced technologies in the field, including:
ENDOVENOUS VEIN REPAIR
Endovenous laser is a minimally invasive office-based alternative to surgical stripping of the great saphenous vein. In this procedure, a small laser fiber is utilized to close the saphenous vein. At the area of interest the laser energy heats and seals the saphenous vein closed. After this procedure, the patient is immediately ambulatory and ready to resume normal daily activities.
Radiofrequency occlusion is another minimally invasive alternative to surgical stripping of the great saphenous vein. In this procedure, a catheter is inserted into the vein of interest. Radiofrequency energy is then delivered through this catheter to the vein wall in order to heat it. As the vein wall is heated, it collapses and seals itself. This procedure is performed using local anesthesia and is completed in less than one hour. The patient is typically released within 30 minutes of completion of the procedure and can resume normal activity immediately.
Phlebectomy involves removal of the veins through tiny incision in the skin. Since the incision site is small, no stitching is necessary.
Sclerotherapy injections can be used to treat both varicose and spider veins. Using an FDA-approved medication to irritate the lining of the vein and facilitate its subsequent closure and collapse, sclerotherapy relieves symptoms of these conditions in most patients. Normal activity can be resumed after this treatment as the procedure causes minimal to no discomfort. Bruising and pigmentation may occur after the procedure. Bruising disappears within one to two weeks while pigmentation generally fades over the course of several months. Scarring and other complications are rare.
Laser treatment is primarily used in the treatment of spider veins or broken capillaries in the leg or face. The laser emits a specific wavelength of high energy pulsed light in variable durations. After the energy is passed through the skin, the light is absorbed by the blood vessels in the spider vein. This energy is then converted into heat, which then breaks down the vein wall. Within a few weeks, the spider veins seal and disappear. Laser and sclerotherapy are considered complementary treatments for spider veins.