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What is a Vein Clinic?
What is a vein clinic?
A vein clinic is a medical center dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vascular conditions, such as spider veins, varicose veins, and chronic venous insufficiency. The vein doctors at vein clinics usually diagnose the root cause of your vein problems, which is usually a circulatory disorder known as chronic venous insufficiency. This is a medical condition wherein your vein valves collapse, and blood accumulates in the leg veins, resulting in vascular dilation, spider veins, and varicose veins.
You must contact vein clinics in Long Island if you have the signs and symptoms of vein disease, such as leg heaviness, frequent leg cramps, restless leg syndrome, persistent leg pain and swelling, spider veins, varicose veins, and skin discoloration. If you don’t seek vein treatments, you may experience the advanced complications of vein disease, such as leg ulcers and deep vein thrombosis. Vein clinics treat the root cause of your spider veins and varicose veins and help you avoid the recurrence of vein disease.
Our spider vein and varicose vein treatment centers in Long Island are led by board-certified and Ivy League-trained vein doctors specializing in the latest minimally invasive vein treatments. You can find our vein clinics at Lindenhurst, Jericho, and Hampton Bays, making our vein treatments accessible to patients across Long Island. Please schedule an appointment at your nearest vein treatment center to explore your options.
What are vein treatments?
Vein treatments are medical procedures that aim to address vascular conditions, such as spider veins, varicose veins, and chronic venous insufficiency. In the past, vein problems could only be treated using surgical methods, such as vein ligation, vein stripping, and venous bypass surgery. Vascular surgeries involve a high risk of complications and considerable downtime — you need several weeks of recovery after the treatment. However, thanks to advancements in vein care, surgical treatments have been replaced by minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments.
These days, all reputable and reliable vein clinics provide minimally invasive treatments for spider veins and varicose veins. The most effective and popular vein treatments include radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, clarivein, venaseal, ambulatory phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy. Minimally invasive vein treatments are in-office procedures that cause minimal pain and discomfort and conclude within an hour with no downtime. As such, patients can opt for minimally invasive vein treatments during their work lunch break and then resume all daily activities immediately.
It’s worth noting that all minimally invasive vein treatments aren’t the same. Some vein treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser ablation, are deemed to be medically necessary because they treat chronic venous insufficiency. Other vein treatments, such as sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy, are deemed to be cosmetic because they only remove superficial varicose veins and spider veins. Furthermore, each vein treatment has a unique set of potential advantages and drawbacks.
Your vein doctor must curate a personalized vein treatment plan that addresses your specific goals and requirements.
Is vein treatment painful?
Minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments are painless and comfortable. There are several reasons for this:
- We administer local anesthesia before the procedure, so you won’t feel any discomfort when we make an incision on the skin’s surface. You might feel a little pressure on your skin but no pain or discomfort.
- During the ablation procedures, we surround the diseased vein with tumescent anesthesia to protect the tissues. This prevents pain and discomfort when we channel thermal energy or laser energy to collapse the affected vein.
- Veins have no nerve endings, so collapsing or sealing the diseased vein won’t send pain signals into your brain. As such, the treatments are virtually painless.
- You may experience mild burning sensations and discomfort during sclerotherapy, but these sensations are extremely mild and tolerable.
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What can I expect at a vein clinic?
We can’t speak for what you can expect at all vein clinics — different vein doctors follow different treatment protocols. However, our vein treatment clinics follow a streamlined three-step approach to vein care, ensuring optimal and long-lasting results. We always diagnose and treat the root cause of your spider veins and varicose veins to minimize the risk of recurrence. Furthermore, all of our vein treatments are curated according to your unique requirements.
Step 1: Diagnosis
The vein doctor examines your leg veins, reviews your medical history, and discusses your symptoms, such as leg heaviness, frequent leg cramps, restless leg syndrome, leg pain, leg swelling, and spider veins. The vein doctor also administers duplex ultrasound scans to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins and diagnose chronic venous insufficiency. We curate a personalized vein treatment plan based on your diagnosis and symptoms.
Step 2: Treatment
If you have chronic venous insufficiency, we recommend radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or venaseal. These procedures channel thermal energy, laser energy, or medical adhesives to collapse or seal the diseased vein. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier veins, and the diseased vein is reabsorbed by the body. After the primary vein treatment, we remove superficial varicose veins and spider veins using ambulatory phlebectomy and sclerotherapy.
Step 3: Aftercare
After the vein treatment, our vein doctors discuss your aftercare and recovery guidelines. You’ll be asked to wear compression stockings for a few weeks to facilitate optimal blood circulation. You must also avoid heavy lifting and strenuous workouts for a few days. However, you can resume most of your daily activities immediately, and you’re encouraged to walk frequently. You can manage the post-treatment soreness and discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications.
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Do vein treatments work?
Minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments are extremely safe and effective. In fact, most vein treatments have a nearly perfect (97%) success rate and a negligible risk of complications. Furthermore, our vein treatment centers in Long Island maintain perfect track records because of our comprehensive vein care plan.
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Visit us at our Long Island Vein Treatment Center located at 481 West Montauk Highway.