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What Kind of Doctor Should Treat Your Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins may just look ugly or cause symptoms or even lead to long term problems. Before trusting the treatment of your varicose veins to any doctor, how can you feel certain they have the expertise to provide the best treatment? As a board-certified varicose vein specialist, Dr. Dohner has the qualifications to be your varicose vein expert

What are Varicose Veins? 

Blood normally flows from the heart through the arteries, then returns to the heart through the veins. These veins have to work against gravity, so they have one-way valves to keep the blood from pooling. When you develop varicose veins, these valves have stopped working, and blood now backs up inside the vein. This causes the vein to enlarge and develop a varicose vein’s darker color and rope-like appearance. 

What Kind of Doctor Can Treat Varicose Veins?

Many doctors without extensive experience treating varicose veins will recommend conservative treatments, which often produce no relief. The best doctor to treat varicose veins has extensive experience and qualifications in venous conditions. This includes a board-certified expert like Dr. Dohner. This can make sure your symptoms and their underlying causes receive the best treatment to give you relief. 

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins result from many factors. Some of the most common include:

  • Heredity
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Pregnancies
  • Obesity
  • Age

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 are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

The most common symptoms of varicose veins include aching, throbbing, tiredness, heaviness, aching, and itching. However, they have other symptoms you may not know about, such as restless leg syndrome, painful leg cramps, and neuropathy that can cause tingling and numbness. Also rashes, ulcers and clots are frequently caused by an underlying vein problem, even if you don’t have any veins on the skin surface. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a vein specialist. 

How Are Varicose Veins Treated?

At New York Skin and Vein: now part of Schweiger Dermatology Group, Dr. Dohner offers a range of treatments for your varicose veins. One or more of these three treatments will solve varicose vein problems for most people. 

Endovenous Laser Treatments (EVLT)

This treatment uses focused laser energy to close off blood supply to the problem vein, diverting blood to flow through other veins. The body will absorb the remaining pigment, leaving the skin looking clearer. 

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

This treatment uses tiny openings to pull out and remove the problem veins. This allows for immediate visual improvement and can also quickly improve symptoms. 


Often used for challenging or treatment-resistant veins, this treatment uses an FDA-approved medication injected into the vein. This causes the vein walls to collapse, redirecting blood flow to healthy veins. 

Is There Any Downtime After Varicose Vein Treatment?

Most varicose vein treatments have minimal downtime and allow you to go on with your usual activities. You may need to wear a compression garment to help collapse the treated veins. 


*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.

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To schedule your in-person non-surgical rhinoplasty 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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