For many people, varicose veins and spider veins can be seen as merely cosmetic issues, but it is important to note that varicose veins could lead to more serious health problems if left untreated.

Why Choose the Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center (CVLC) in Williamsville, NY?

Dr. Buscaglia, a board-certified dermatologist and phlebologist (vein care specialist), is a pioneer in the field of laser aesthetics and is masterful at combining aesthetic treatments for synergistic outcomes. Dr. Brauer, also a board-certified dermatologist and phlebologist, is known for her ability to listen with purpose and deliver care with a human touch. Together, the doctors have created a leading sanctuary for aesthetic excellence where patients feel valued and invested. In addition to the safety and reassurance of undergoing treatment with board-certified cosmetic dermatologists, their combined years of specialized training in the field of injectables are significant differentiators in the world of medical aesthetics.

What Are Varicose Veins?

These are bulging veins that are larger than spider veins and are usually associated with symptoms (pain, heaviness, fatigue). Rarely, varicose veins can lead to dermatitis and leg ulceration. Varicose veins also can increase the risk of phlebitis and blood clots.

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Heredity is the number one factor contributing to the development of varicose veins. Hormonal factors, pregnancy, aging, standing occupations, excess weight, and leg injuries or surgeries could also contribute to the development of varicose veins. The condition can be painful and create a less appealing look in the legs. 

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What Treatments Are There For Varicose Veins, And How Do They Work?

At The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center, we use the following cutting-edge technologies to treat varicose veins:

  • Endovenous Laser Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves using a laser to close off the affected vein. This treatment is usually performed in an outpatient setting and requires no anesthesia.
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy/Microphlebectomy is another minimally invasive procedure that involves the removal of the affected vein through small incisions. This treatment is also usually performed in an outpatient setting and requires no anesthesia.
  • Duplex Ultrasound Examination is a diagnostic test that uses sound waves to create images of the veins. This test can help to determine the cause of the varicose veins or spider veins.
  • Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting a solution into the affected vein. This solution helps to collapse the vein and prevent it from reopening. This treatment is usually performed in an outpatient setting and requires no anesthesia.
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What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small red, blue, and purple veins that commonly appear on the surface of the legs. At least one-third of women are troubled by this common problem. People often seek treatment for spider veins because of cosmetic concerns. However, there can be associated symptoms due to underlying varicose vein problems. A thorough examination should be performed prior to treatment and may require a non-invasive ultrasound evaluation to determine if any underlying problem exists.

What Are the Treatments For Spider Veins?

There are several treatments available for spider veins, each of which works in a slightly different way.

  • Spider Vein Laser Therapy works in a similar way to sclerotherapy but uses lasers instead of injections. The heat from the laser damages the vein, causing it to collapse and disappear over time.
  • Spider Vein Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the affected veins. The solution then irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to collapse and eventually fade away.

Regardless of which treatment you choose, you can expect a significant improvement in the appearance of your spider veins, which fade away and disappear in the days and weeks following your treatment.

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Veins FAQ

Is sclerotherapy painful?

What can be treated with sclerotherapy?

Will sclerotherapy work for me?

Is sclerotherapy painful?

For most patients, only a minor amount of discomfort is felt during treatment. Since no cuts are made and anesthesia isn't required, you should not experience any side effects other than minor swelling.

What can be treated with sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is very effective in treating purple and blue spider veins, and it may also be used to treat some varicose veins.

Will sclerotherapy work for me?

Sclerotherapy is usually quite successful, with 50-90% of patients requiring only a few treatments to see significant changes and the veins disappearing forever. Some may require continued treatments to see optimal results.

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Getting Started

Looking for effective vein treatments? The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center is here for you. At our vein treatment clinic, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide the latest and most effective treatments for a wide range of conditions. Whether you are dealing with spider veins, varicose veins, or another aesthetic issue, we have the expertise and technology to help you achieve your goals. 

We offer state-of-the-art solutions such as laser therapy, sclerotherapy, and other advanced vein treatments. Our physician specialists will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Our warm and friendly approach will put you at ease, and we are dedicated to helping you feel confident and attractive.

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