What are varicose veins and what causes them?

Varicose veins are a common problem, affecting as many as one-third of all adults. They are caused by weakened and enlarged veins, which can cause pain, swelling, and a heavy feeling in the legs. Varicose veins can also lead to more serious problems such as blood clots. They often look like cords or ropes and can be blue, purple, or red in color. They are caused by weakened valves in the veins which allow blood to flow back down the leg, causing the vein to enlarge and become visible beneath the skin. Varicose veins can cause pain, swelling, and a heavy feeling in the legs. They can lead to serious health problems such as blood clots in severe cases.

Why choose NYBG Veins for endovenous ablation with VenaSeal?

No matter your symptom or condition, Dr. Ahn can help pinpoint the cause and provide relief. With years of experience and continuing education in new techniques and products to treat vein conditions and diseases, state-of-the-art equipment, and minimally invasive procedures that are done in-office with no downtime, you can trust that you're in good hands. Your treatment plan will be custom tailored to meet your unique condition, and because vein disease is so common, affecting 50-90% of women at some point in their life, you can rest assured knowing you're not alone in this. Dr. Ahn is here to help you live a healthier, more comfortable life free from the pain and inconvenience of vein disease.

How are varicose veins treated?

There are several different ways to treat varicose veins, depending on their severity. Some people may simply need to wear compression stockings or make some lifestyle changes, such as avoiding prolonged periods of standing or sitting. Others may require more extensive treatment, such as surgery or laser therapy.

The latest innovation in vein treatments: Medical glue

A new medical adhesive is providing hope for people with chronic vein problems. The adhesive, made from medical-grade glue, has been shown to be effective and longer lasting.

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How does medical glue work?

VenaSeal is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins that uses medical grade glue to shut down the main defective vein. The glue is injected into the vein, where it hardens and seals the vein shut. Over time, the vein will be absorbed by the body.

The procedure is relatively quick and simple, and recovery time is typically short. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately post-procedure. VenaSeal offers a safe and effective alternative to traditional varicose vein treatments such as surgery or sclerotherapy.

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Advantages of using VenaSeal over traditional vein treatment methods

Varicose veins are a common problem for many, and can be caused by a number of things, including pregnancy, obesity, and age. While there are several treatments available for varicose veins, medical glue offers several advantages over other methods including:

  • Medical glue has been shown to be just as effective as surgery in sealing varicose veins. In some cases, it may even be more effective. 
  • One advantage of medical glue over surgery is that there is no scarring. 
  • Another advantage is that medical glue does not require general anesthesia, which means that there are fewer risks associated with the procedure. 
  • Recovery time after using medical glue is typically minimal to none, compared to several weeks for surgery.
  • Medical glue has been shown to be very effective in treating varicose veins. In clinical trials, 95% of patients who received the treatment had significant improvement in their symptoms. Patients reported less pain and swelling after treatment.

Am I a good candidate for VenaSeal?

If you experience pain from varicose veins, VenaSeal treatment may be right for you. This procedure is most successful on larger veins. Since VenaSeal treatment is minimally invasive, it IS done outside of a hospital setting which many of our patients prefer. Dr Ahn will ensure you are a good candidate for VenaSeal before you embark upon your treatment plan.

What is the recovery like with VenaSeal?

Medical glue, also known as VenaSeal, is a treatment that uses adhesive to seal varicose veins. This method is minimally invasive and does not require any surgery or incisions. In addition, medical glue causes very little scarring, and patients can usually return to their normal activities immediately post-procedure.

Welcome to NYBG Veins

If you struggle with uncomfortable, painful veins, we invite you to discover a vein treatment center that delivers the most advanced treatments for a range of venous conditions, in a clinic that offers the highest level of compassionate care.

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