Poorly functioning vein valves lead to pressure buildup inside veins under the skin’s surface. The cause usually is a genetic predisposition, but other factors such as pregnancies, prolonged standing, hormonal fluctuations, and even wearing high-heeled shoes can all contribute to painful or visible veins.

Why Choose The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center? 

The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center in Williamsville, New York, provides a warm, progressive atmosphere where patients can expect world-class care with a remarkably human touch. Our cutting-edge technology solutions are delivered with confidence and creative expertise, setting among the highest standards for excellence in the region.

Dr. Buscaglia and Dr. Brauer, both board-certified dermatologists and phlebologists (vein care specialists), form a rare dynamic duo that provides exponential acumen when it comes to developing customized cosmetic solutions. Patients return to the practice, again and again, confident in the lasting relationships they have formed with the team.

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What Are Varicose and Spider Veins?

Varicose and spider veins are common conditions, affecting people of all ages and from all types of backgrounds. 

  • Varicose veins are larger, raised veins that often appear blue or purple in color. They are mostly found on the legs and can cause aching or cramping. 
  • Spider veins are smaller, red, or blue veins that often appear in a web-like pattern. They can be found on the face or legs and are usually not painful. 

Although varicose and spider veins can cause some health issues, many people choose to undergo treatments to create a more attractive look in the legs or face, or to resolve the pain associated with varicose veins.

Understanding The Difference Between Varicose And Spider Veins

Varicose veins:

Varicose veins may appear twisted or “ropey” and cause pain, swelling, heaviness, fatigue, itching, and restless legs. Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that usually occur on the legs. They often look like blue or purple squiggles just beneath the surface of the skin. In some cases, they can cause pain or other symptoms. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the veins weaken or become damaged. This allows blood to flow backward and pool in the vein, causing it to enlarge. Varicose veins are more common in women than men and are more likely to develop as you age.

Spider veins:

Spider veins are tiny, thin veins that can be seen just under the skin. They are usually blue or purple, and they often look like a spider's web. Spider veins are common, and they usually occur on the legs and face. While they are not dangerous, they can be bothersome and many wish to remove them for cosmetic reasons.

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How Are Vein Conditions Treated?

Dr. Buscaglia was one of the first in Western New York to offer many of the procedures to remove varicose and spider veins. Since 1997, he has been successfully removing varicose and spider veins with the following treatments: 

  • Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy/Microphlebectomy
  • Duplex Ultrasound Examination
  • Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

What Sets The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center Apart?

Our offices are unique and world-class, offering treatments and services that you won't find anywhere else in Western New York. We're always ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, so you can be confident you are receiving the best possible care. 

We combine many different procedures into a single, comprehensive treatment program. We often handle even the most complicated varicose and spider vein cases in our warm, friendly environment. If you feel veins hindering your confidence, let The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center help!

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