Laser Vein Treatments

Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center -  - Vascular Surgeon

Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center

Vascular Surgeons & Vein Specialists located in Port Jefferson Station, NY & Hauppauge, NY

When it comes to getting rid of unwanted and potentially problematic veins in your legs, laser vein treatments are the optimal choice. At Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center, the team of board-certified vascular surgeons has equipped themselves with the latest minimally invasive technologies for dealing with conditions like varicose veins. If you’d like to explore your options in laser vein treatments, call one of the three locations in Hauppauge, Port Jefferson Station, or Riverhead, New York, or use the online scheduler to set up an appointment.

Laser Vein Treatments Q & A

What are the options in laser vein treatments?

The team at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center offers the latest, minimally invasive approaches to treating problematic veins, including:

Endovenous laser ablation

Your doctor uses laser light energy, which travels through your skin and heats up the blood vessel below the surface. The heat closes off the vein by forming scar tissue, and your blood reroutes itself through healthier blood vessels.

Radiofrequency ablation

During this procedure, your doctor makes a tiny incision through which they thread a radiofrequency fiber. They deliver the radiofrequency energy directly into your blood vessel, which cauterizes and seals it off. Again, your blood then reroutes itself through surrounding vessels.

What can laser vein treatments address?

The doctors at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center primarily use endovenous laser and radiofrequency ablation to address varicose veins. These bulging veins that appear toward the surface of your skin develop when valves in your veins malfunction, causing blood to pool in your legs, which leads to the ropey, spindly veins that are the hallmark of the condition.

While aesthetically displeasing, varicose veins can also be a source of considerable discomfort, sometimes causing pain and ulcers if left untreated. With laser vein treatments, you can rid yourself of these veins before they lead to larger problems.

What is the recovery like after a laser vein treatment?

The team at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center performs endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation right in their offices. They typically use a local anesthetic for your comfort, but you’re free to return home afterward.

You may experience some soreness, minor swelling, or bruising after your procedure, but these side effects typically resolve themselves quickly. You can take over-the-counter medications to offset any discomfort, and your doctor may recommend that you wear compression stockings for a few days to prevent blood clots and swelling.

Your doctor gives you full aftercare instructions, but you generally don’t have many limitations. In fact, your doctor recommends that you move freely to encourage blood flow.

To learn more about the laser vein treatments at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center, call one of the three locations or request an appointment online.