Top Long Island Vein Doctors
Spider Vein Treatment Clinic in Babylon: Venous Disease FAQs
Our spider vein treatment clinic in Babylon discusses venous disease.
Vein Treatment Clinic is the best state-of-the-art vein center in Long Island, located right beside the Bergen Point Golf Course and the Southward Ho Country Club in Lindenhurst. If you’re looking for a spider vein treatment clinic in Babylon, we welcome you to schedule a consultation and drive over to our state-of-the-art vein center, just 5 minutes from the Babylon Argyle Park via NY-27 A E or 10 minutes via 2 Hoffman Ave.
Vein Treatment Clinic, Long Island, has a perfect track record, having treated hundreds of patients without side effects or complications. We carefully diagnose the root cause of your vein problems to determine if you have venous disease and then curate a minimally invasive treatment plan for your specific needs. Our careful and streamlined vein treatment process has earned us the title of the best vein clinic in Long Island amongst our patients, who have left rave reviews and 5-star ratings for our vein center.
Besides providing minimally invasive varicose vein treatments, our board-certified vein specialists also believe in spreading awareness about venous disease. Even though venous insufficiency is an extremely common condition, most people don’t know about its existence or have terrible misconceptions that prevent them from seeking effective vein treatments. That’s why venous disease is one of the most under-diagnosed medical conditions, and most patients don’t seek help until it’s at an advanced stage. This article aims to provide accurate and medically-sound information on venous disease.
What’s the difference between varicose veins and spider veins?
Most people don’t realize that varicose veins and spider veins are different vein conditions, even though they may sound similar. To be fair, both varicose veins and spider veins are essentially dilated blood vessels with accumulated blood, but they look different, and they have different implications.
Spider veins are dense clusters of blood vessels visible just under the skin’s surface, looking like dense networks of spider webs. They may or may not be caused by underlying venous disease. Varicose veins are large blood vessels that protrude from the skin’s surface in a mass of tangled, knotted, and twisted rope-like veins. They’re always caused by underlying venous disease.
What’s venous disease? And how does it lead to varicose veins and spider veins?
Healthy veins have flap-like mechanisms — vein valves — that ensure one-way blood circulation to the heart by preventing blood from flowing backward due to gravity. Venous disease is a circulatory disorder caused by your vein valves malfunctioning, resulting in venous reflux, i.e., your blood flows backward, pooling in your leg veins.
Venous disease is responsible for most vein problems, including varicose veins and spider veins. The continued blood accumulation in your leg veins leads to vein wall dilation, eventually leading to varicose veins and spider veins, among several other complications, like leg ulcers, deep vein thrombosis, skin discoloration, restless leg syndrome, etc.
We know health insurance is confusing so we will help you check if you’re covered:
FREE Coverage Checker:
By emailing or contacting us, you are accepting the inherent privacy limitations of online communication. For more information, please read our Digital Communications document. Please respond "STOP" to any text messages to opt out.
Are varicose veins and spider veins dangerous?
Spider veins aren’t directly harmful, but they cause severe social anxiety, which adversely affects your mental health. Varicose veins are a lot more dangerous because they have weak vein walls due to excessive vascular dilation. If you bump or scratch your varicose veins, they may burst and lead to profuse and unstoppable bleeding.
Besides the direct consequences of varicose veins and spider veins, they’re also dangerous because they’re caused by underlying venous disease, a dangerous circulatory disorder. If left untreated, venous disease leads to severe complications, including skin discoloration, skin disease, leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis. Over time, the accumulated blood in your leg veins may harden into blood clots that travel to the lungs, leading to a potentially fatal medical condition called pulmonary embolism.
How can you identify and diagnose venous disease?
Our board-certified vein doctor administers an effective vascular imaging test called Duplex Ultrasound. During this ultrasound test, the vein doctor visualizes the blood flow in your leg veins on a computer screen. This is the most effective method of diagnosing venous disease.
What are the best minimally invasive treatments for venous disease?
Radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and VenaSeal are the best minimally invasive treatments for venous disease. During these minimally invasive procedures, the vein doctor uses a catheter or an ultrafine injection to deliver thermal energy, laser energy, or medical adhesives into the diseased vein’s walls. The diseased saphenous vein collapses or shuts down, and the accumulated blood flows to healthier veins. Over time, the diseased vein hardens into scar tissue and eventually gets absorbed by the body.
How can you remove the visible varicose veins and spider veins from my skin’s surface?
Minimally invasive varicose vein treatments address the underlying venous disease, but they don’t necessarily remove the ugly varicose veins and spider veins from the skin’s surface. That’s why our board-certified vein specialists combine those procedures with ambulatory phlebectomy or sclerotherapy. These are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that remove the superficial varicose veins and spider veins, restoring your legs’ cosmetic beauty.
Are minimally invasive varicose vein treatments dangerous or painful?
Minimally invasive varicose vein treatments have a 97% success rate, they cause minimal pain and discomfort, and they’re completely safe. Our vein clinic has a perfect track record, and our board-certified vein doctor ensures you don’t encounter any complications. At most, you’ll feel a little discomfort and bruising after the procedure, but these side effects will dissipate quickly, and you can resume most daily activities immediately.
Visit Our Long Island Vein Treatment Center
Schedule an appointment with our state-of-the-art vein center in Long Island.
Vein Treatment Clinic is the best state-of-the-art vein clinic in Long Island. For more information, please schedule an appointment with our board-certified vein doctor today.
Meet your Long Island NY Vein Doctor
With Harvard Trained Medical Directors, our vein clinic Long Island sources only the top spider and varicose vein experts in the country.
Change your life
Join thousands of happy patients just like you
Vein treatments are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. How do you know if your insurance will cover your vein treatment?
Speak with one of our team members to ask any questions you may have, verify your insurance and book an appointment at your earliest convenience. (631) 305-2827
You can give us a call at 631-305-2827 or fill out one of our forms here to request a call back; one of our team members will call you and help you verify your insurance coverage before booking your appointment.
Visit us at our Long Island Vein Treatment Center located at 481 West Montauk Highway.