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Vein Treatments

Vein Treatments

Vein Treatments services offered in Great Neck and Jackson Heights, NY

Most veins are deep enough under your skin that you can’t see them, but spider veins and varicose veins are exceptions. Angela Azar, MD, and her team at her self-named practice in Great Neck and Jackson Heights, New York, specializing in laser vein treatment and sclerotherapy to make these veins disappear from sight. Call Angela Azar, MD, or request your consultation online for vein treatments today.

Vein Treatments Q & A

What are vein treatments?

Vein treatments address vascular issues that affect the appearance of your skin. Seeing veins on your skin doesn’t necessarily mean you have a medical problem that requires treatment, but you might not like the way they look. Fortunately, vein treatments can clear those veins from your skin. 

Which conditions do vein treatments target?

Angela Azar, MD, uses vein treatments to target two common vascular conditions that can appear on your skin:

Spider veins

Spider veins show up most often on your legs or face, but they can appear anywhere on your body. They look like tiny blue, red, or purple webs. 

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are larger than spider veins and are often bulging out of your skin. These most often appear on your legs where your veins work harder to carry blood upward toward your heart. They form when faulty valves inside the veins don’t allow for upward blood flow, which causes blood to pool inside of them. 

What are my options for vein treatments?

Dr. Azar and the team specialize in two effective vein treatments that offer permanent or near-permanent results. Once a treated vein has disappeared, it is gone for good. However, new spider veins or varicose veins can still form. Your treatment options are:

Laser treatment

Laser treatment directs heat at varicose veins so that they constrict and eventually close. Blood flow then redirects through other blood vessels near the treated vein. 

Injection sclerotherapy

A sclerosant is a substance that irritates a blood vessel and causes it to swell and close. By injecting a sclerosant into a spider vein or varicose vein, you can make it disappear. 

Dr. Azar and the team make a vein treatment recommendation after examining the vein or veins you want to remove. 

Do vein treatments hurt?

Vein treatments are virtually painless but may cause some mild discomfort or soreness for some people. Dr. Azar and the team tell you how to manage any lingering soreness after treatment as well as any other recovery recommendations like using compression wear. 

Request an appointment online or over the phone at Angela Azar, MD, to compare vein treatments for your vascular condition today.