what are varicose & spider veins?

Varicose Veins


Varicose veins are abnormal veins resulting in the failure of blood to circulate properly. The veins develop as a result of abnormally high pressure or high flow in the veins. Over time, this problem leads to discomfort or pain when standing, and eventual swelling and dark discoloration of the ankles. Further progression leads to ulceration of the skin around the ankles and occasional rupture and spontaneous bleeding or hemorrhage.

Spider Veins


Spider veins are small varicose veins located within the skin. Because of their superficial location, they are highly visible and often unsightly and dark blue in appearance. Unfortunately, they are a progressive problem if not treated. Injection sclerotherapy is usually superior to laser treatment for these types of veins. This is most often an inherited problem and not necessarily related to underlying dysfunction of other veins.

Treatment of Temporal Veins of the Face


Unsightly prominent vessels on the side of the face are a common problem in many individuals. These vessels can appear as squiggly worms on the side of the face and detract from an otherwise attractive appearance. We use a minimally invasive outpatient procedure to eliminate these unsightly vessels and restore a youthful appearance to the face. VSNY is the premier center in New York City skilled in this procedure.