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How Can You Treat Varicose Veins? 

Do you have bulging, discolored leg veins? Varicose veins are a sign of venous insufficiency or abnormal veins under the skin that you cannot see. If you have varicose veins, you should know that they respond well to the modern treatments available. A skilled vein specialist can eliminate the appearance of these veins and restore healthy leg circulation. 

What are Varicose Veins?

Healthy leg veins carry blood back to the heart, working against the force of gravity. They rely on one-way valves that prevent blood from pooling. When these veins weaken, blood can flow backward, causing your leg veins to bulge and stretch. Varicose veins cause symptoms such as aching, tiredness, cramps, restless legs, swelling, heaviness, throbbing, or discomfort. While visible surface veins may bother you, deeper underlying veins also require treatment to restore normal circulation. 

How Can You Treat Varicose Veins?

Treating varicose veins usually requires redirecting flow from the problem veins to healthier ones. A vein specialist can treat both unsightly surface veins and malfunctioning feeder veins under the skin. 

Endovenous Laser Treatments (EVLT)

Dr. Dohner typically uses this treatment for most varicose veins. It delivers pulses of laser energy directly into the underlying feeder vein that is causing the problem. This energy seals shut the problem vein, sending the blood to the healthier ones. The treated vein fades away over time. 

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

During this treatment, special tools are used to remove the larger surface veins. It uses openings in the skin the size of freckles to remove the vein. This procedure immediately removes the vein and redirects blood flow. This treatment may be combined with EVLT to improve your results. 

Varithena and Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy

This method works to treat veins that cannot be treated by the above methods. Dr. Dohner uses ultrasound to direct a small needle into the problem vein and injects a sclerosing foam. This foam irritates and damages the vein walls, causing them to close. This method safely and effectively treats veins and promotes healthy blood flow. 

Can You Prevent Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins often have a hereditary component that is difficult to avoid. However, you can take several steps to maintain healthy circulation in your legs. These include staying active, moving around during the day instead of remaining stationary, and maintaining a healthy weight. 

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

What Results Will I See With Varicose Vein Treatment?

Treatment stops blood flow through the affected vein. Ambulatory phlebectomy removes the entire vein for immediate results, but after other treatments, the body will absorb what remains of the vein and its pigment. 

Is There Any Downtime With Varicose Vein Treatment?

You can return to most of your usual activities after treatment. You will be instructed to walk on a regular basis to promote healthy blood flow. Dr. Dohner may give you other instructions based on the type and complexity of your procedure. 


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person varicose vein consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you.

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