Dr. Navarro explains the treatments available to eradicate spider veins on women's legs.
The main way of treating spider veins is sclerotherapy in which we inject the chemical compound into the vein through very, very thin needles and through a magnifying glass. This chemical compound irritates the inner lining of the vein, of the spider vein, and the spider vein closes and disappears.
Occasionally, we combine, in very selective cases, the sclerotherapy with a laser, through the skin laser in a technique that we have developed over the last couple of years here at The Vein Treatment Center, but that’s very occasionally. Usually, sclerotherapy alone is the gold standard in the treatment of varicose (spider) veins.
About Dr. Navarro, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Luis Navarro, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Founder and Medical Director of The Vein Treatment Center, established in 1982. Dr. Navarro is a General Surgeon, originally board certified in 1976. He is also a senior Clinical Instructor of Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he was Chief Surgical Resident. Dr. Navarro graduated cum laude from the University of Barcelona Medical School in his native Spain. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Navarro is a Diplomate of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Phlebology, International Union of Phlebology, Canadian Society of Phlebology, American Society of Laser Medicine, and numerous other venous-related societies.