How Do Doctors Get Rid of Varicose Veins? Your 6-Step Vein Treatment Guide

Comprehensive Vein Treatment in New York

New York Vein Treatment is a group of state-of-the-art medical centers for vein treatment in New York. We offer comprehensive vein treatments for spider veins, varicose veins, and chronic venous insufficiency. Instead of simply removing the visible spider veins and varicose veins, our vein doctors conduct thorough evaluations to identify and treat the root cause of vein problems. After all, most vein problems are caused by underlying vein disease, and treating the symptoms without addressing the root cause leads to a high risk of recurrence.

Our medical center for vein treatment is led by highly-skilled, board-certified vein doctors specializing in the latest minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments. We individually select our vein doctors from the country’s leading residency programs and fellowships. They’re immensely talented and compassionate and ensure you have a safe and comfortable vein treatment experience. We have state-of-the-art offices for vein treatment in Midtown Manhattan and the Financial District, a short walk from the 9/11 Tribute Museum.

To initiate your vein care journey, please schedule an appointment online.

Step 1: Initial Consultation

Your vein care journey starts with a thorough consultation with our vein doctors. Your vein doctor will carefully examine your leg veins, determine the location and size of your spider veins and varicose veins, and ask about your symptoms. Please inform the vein doctor if you experience leg heaviness, leg swelling, throbbing leg veins, frequent leg cramps, restless leg syndrome, or other symptoms of vein disease. The vein doctor will also review your medical history.

How do doctors get rid of varicose veins? We provide a comprehensive 6-step guide to minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatment in New York.

Step 2: Duplex Ultrasound

After a thorough evaluation, the vein doctor will administer a duplex ultrasound scan. During your ultrasound test, the vein doctor will move a handheld device over your legs to deliver sonic waves into your legs. The sonic waves will provide a visual image of the direction of blood flow in your leg veins, which your vein doctor will interpret to determine if you have vein disease. Duplex ultrasound also allows the vein doctor to identify the diseased saphenous vein.

Step 3: Treatment Plan

After a thorough consultation and diagnosis, the vein doctor will curate a personalized treatment plan. Vein disease and varicose veins can be treated using numerous minimally invasive procedures. But the vein doctor will select the ideal treatments based on the location and size of your varicose veins and spider veins, whether you have underlying vein disease, your insurance coverage options, and your lifestyle. The vein doctor will also discuss every step of the vein treatment process with you.

Step 4: Primary Treatment

The primary vein treatment is meant for patients with underlying chronic venous insufficiency. At this stage, the vein doctor may perform radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or venaseal. These minimally invasive vein treatments use thermal energy, laser energy, or vein glue to seal or destroy the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems. Once the diseased vein is removed, the accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins to restore optimal blood circulation to the heart.


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Step 5: Cosmetic Treatment

After the primary vein treatment, the vein doctor will offer cosmetic treatments to remove the spider veins and small varicose veins from your skin’s surface. Sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy are the best minimally invasive treatments for spider veins and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a sclerosing agent into the spider veins to fuse their walls shut, turning them into hardened scar tissues metabolized by the body. Ambulatory phlebectomy involves the physical extraction of superficial varicose veins via incisions on the skin.

Step 6: Recovery & Aftercare

Minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments usually conclude within an hour and involve no downtime. After your vein treatment, you may experience redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising around the treatment areas. Your veins may also seem harder for a few days, but the symptoms will dissipate soon. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately, but avoid strenuous workouts and direct sunlight for a few days. You must also wear compression stockings for two weeks.

Vein Treatment FAQs

What causes varicose veins bumps?

If you have ever seen someone with bulging, twisted veins just under the surface of their skin, then you have seen varicose veins. These veins usually occur in the legs, but they can also form in other areas of the body. There are a number of things that can contribute to the formation of varicose veins. One of the most common is simply genetics. If your parents or grandparents had varicose veins, then you are more likely to develop them as well.

Another common cause is pregnancy. This is because the growing baby puts extra pressure on the veins in the mother’s pelvis and legs. This increased pressure can cause the veins to become larger and more twisted. Age is another factor that can contribute to the formation of varicose veins. As we age, our veins become less elastic and more likely to form clots. This can lead to the formation of varicose veins.

If you have any of these risk factors, you may be more likely to develop varicose veins. However, even if you do not have any of these risk factors, you can still develop varicose veins.

Why do women get spider veins?

A woman’s body is amazing and resilient. It goes through a lot of changes, both good and bad, throughout a lifetime. One of the not-so-fun changes that can happen as we age is the development of spider veins. So, why do women get spider veins?

There are a few reasons. For one, our hormones play a role. As we age, our hormone levels change, and that can cause the walls of our veins to weaken. Pregnancy is another time when our hormone levels are all over the place, and that can also lead to spider veins.

Other factors that can contribute to spider veins are sun damage, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle.




Veins Specialist NYC

He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at our Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center NYC.



Veins Specialists NYC

Highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in Vein Treatments in Manhattan.



Veins Specialists NYC

She has extensive experience with vein performing procedures based on New York City.


Dr. Caroline Novak

Veins Specialists NYC

She is an Internal Medicine and Vein Disease specialist with experience in minimally invasive treatments at our Long Island clinic.


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