Dr. Shaw describes multiple effective vein therapy techniques.
A vein therapy has multiple modalities for correction. The gold standard in the past was sclerotherapy, which is an injection of hypertonic saline or other sclerosing agents into vessels of the legs.
In recent days, there have been advances in laser vein removal with the YAG laser or 1064 nanometers of wavelength. This can be performed on any skin type and is good for even larger veins than this sclerotherapy can treat.
A new device that has recently been FDA approved in the United States is the VeinWave, effectively eradicating those small vessels around the nose with microwave technology.
Dr. Shaw, M.D.:
Dr. Lawrence Shaw, M.D., was born on Long Island, New York in 1954 where he lived through High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Emory University and received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1979. Dr. Shaw then completed a five-year General Surgery residency and was board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Shaw is a double-boarded Plastic Surgeon, which required 7 years of surgical training alone. Since completing his plastic surgery residency training at the Phoenix Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency in 1986, Dr. Shaw has performed thousands of plastic surgery operations. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shaw is also certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of regional and national medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and he American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.