Smooth Youthful Results
"Since early in his professional career, Dr. Navarro has dedicated himself exclusively to the treatment of varicose and spider veins. Dr. Navarro was drawn to this specialty by the consistent results not found in other cosmetic enhancement fields. ‘The level and speed of the cosmetic results obtained in the treatment of legs, hands, face, and breast veins are by far above the norm,’ he says…"
"My hands are next in my master plan. Signing in at the elegant town-house office of Luis Navarro, M.D., … A gentle Catalan with elegant old-world manners, Navarro, founder of Manhattan’s Vein Treatment Center, is the man who erases the spider veins and varicose veins of women (and men) from Manhattan’s chicest ZIP Codes. About 15 percent of his practice is hands these days."
New York Magazine
Best of New York - Health & Self - Hand Restoration
“... cryo-sclerotherapy... Ice cold blasts of air numb the area and five tiny needles are used to inject a mild chemical-based solution into the vein, causng it to shrink and then dissappear within two weeks."
The Thin Blue Line
“In the end, I decide to go to Navarro. Why? Because he himself freely admits that there are many ways to skin this cat - or, as he puts it, 'How are you going to Connecticut? The train? The car?' That's the other advantage of Navarro: I want to get to Connecticut fast, and his treatment is the express train."
Varicose vein risk in pregnacy
Dr. Navarro shares his expertise on why pregnant women are more prone to these pesky veins, explaining that an increase in hormone levels, a greater volume of blood circulating throughout the body, and a larger uterus all affect blood flow and increase the risk of varicose veins. The piece also mentions what women can do to prevent varicose veins, and that injection treatments are available.
First Time Parenting
Varicose Veins and Pregnacy
n the piece, Dr. Navarro explains that pregnant women are more susceptible to varicose veins due to increased blood volume. He goes on to highlight many key points such as prevention and treatment. Specifically, he discusses painless sclerotherapy and EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) treatment.
The Vein King
"Luis Navarro, M.D., FACS, FACPh, the Founder and Medical Director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City and a Pioneer in the field of vein treatments. 'It's a completely different experience.' To date, tens of thousands of patients from all over the world have been treated at the Vein Treatment Center by Dr. Navarro along with his team of physicians and physician's assistants."
She’s Come Undone, Spider Veins
"I found myself sitting in the waiting room of the promisingly named Vein Treatment Center, an entire brownstone on East 65th Street devoted to the eradication of these dreadful things, run by the distinguished phlebologist Luis Navarro, M.D. Warm, gentlemanly, originally from Barcelona, Navarro – a pioneer who opened his vein oasis in 1982- walks around his desk and takes a friendly seat next to me." “Small spiders, he says evenly, casting an expert eye up and down my pale, outstretched, unstockinged legs…”
NY Parenting - Brooklyn Family
There is help for varicose veins!
"Often varicose veins can begin in pregnancy but last a lifetime, unless medical intervention is pursued. Some people experience an ache and heaviness due to the blood pooling in their veins, so living with the condition can also be painful. There is help available, says Dr. Luis Navarro, founder and director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City.”
New You Magazine
Hands of Time
"Dr. Navarro says that unlike veins in the leg, hand veins can be eliminated in just one visit. ‘They don’t usually come back for five years because they are not varicose,’ he explains. "
Great Gams, The Vein Game
"Spider veins (purple clusters that may appear near the ankles and knees) and varicose veins (spider veins’ bulging big sisters) are mostly genetic but can be exacerbated by regular air travel. ‘The valves in your leg veins weaken over time,’ says New York-based phlebologist Dr. Luis Navarro, ‘causing some blood to pool in the veins of the lower extremities.’ Navarro recommends combating both types of veins with sclerotherapy…”
The New York Times
Removing the Web of Spider Veins
"Last spring she had the latest spider vein treatment, laser-assisted sclerotherapy, at the Vein Treatment Center in Manhattan (at $500 for about a half-dozen 30-minute sessions). 'For the first time since I was a teen I could bare my legs in a short skirt without feeling self-conscious,' she said."
"Dr. Luis Navarro, founder and medical director of New York’s Vein Treatment Center, is known for his advancements in pain-free procedures with fast results.”
Women's Running Magazine
“These little webs of red and purple are actually enlarged capillaries, inefficient at transporting blood, says Dr. Luis Navarro, director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City. Running can help reduce their appearance by increasing circulation (yay!), but only if the blood can travel properly. Navarro says poorly fitting running footwear can put pressure on the vein walls, causing them to swell.”
How to Prep Your Skin for Beach Season
"For a more permanent solution, look into sclerotherapy, a procedure in which solution is injected into the vein. 'The injection collapses the vein, which then reabsorbs back into the blood stream,' says Luis Navarro, M.D., director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City"
Mitos Y Realidades Sobre Las Varices
"Para aclararnos muchas de las dudas al respecto, e informarnos sobre los ultimos tratamientos para mejorarlas, interrogamos al doctor Luis Navarro, director y fundador del Centro de Tratamientos de las Venas de Nueva York."
Closer Weekly Magazine
Great Legs by Summer
" ‘Supplementing with horse chestnut seed extract is the best alternative treatment,’ says Luis Navarro, M.D., who works with celebrities as director of The Vein Treatment Center in New York City… Dr. Navarro uses Cryo-Sclerotherapy, which makes the procedure pain-free. "
Healthy Circulation Travel Tips
“Dr. Luis Navarro, M.D. is a Board Certified General Surgeon, who has devoted his professional life to the development of treatments for venous disorders. He is the founder and director of the Vein Treatment Center in Manhattan, where he developed a method to treat varicose vins painlessly. VeinTreatmentCenter.com”
What Happen to their Hands?!
"'You should moisturize and use sunblock on the back of your hands everyday,' advises Dr. Luis Navarro, medical director of the Vein Treatment Center in NYC."
The Beach Beauty Diary - Week 3, 4, & 8
“...Blasts of freezing pain-minimizing air as I am injected... my before and after pictures reveal huge changes already..."
"Nearly half of women have varicose veins in their legs or feet. Improving your circulation can make them less noticeable. So try these suggestions from Luis Navarro, M.D., medical director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City."
Along came a Spider
“Although spider veins can never be completely prevented, there are ways to slow the progression of the disease including getting regular exercise, wearing graduated compression stockings, monitoring your hormone intake, elevating your legs and eating a proper diet that is high in fiber and low in salt. However, the best prevention always is to seek treatment in the early stages of the disease.”
How to Treat and Prevent Varicose Veins
"Support hose can help prevent blood from pooling," says Luis Navarro, M.D., the medical director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City.
You're so Vein.
"... 'I absolutely loved it,' says Kimberly Corp. It's very safe and the probability of experiencing an allergic reaction is rare; most patients respond with at least an 80 to 85 percent improvement."
Diles Adios a las Varices
"Las vernas varicosas superficiales y las arañas vasculares son un dilema del que casi nunca se hable. Sin embargo, tienen solución. El Dr. Luis Navarro, fundador del Vein Treatment Center, en Nueva York, ha creado un tratamiento que combina la escleroterpia (inyecciones que deshacen la vena) con la crioterapia (golpes de aire frio durante el proceso) para de esta manera minimizar el dolor. Tres semanas después las venas desaparecen."
Ladies Home Journal
"Was it worth it? Definitely. I’m happy I dealt with my varicose veins sooner rather than later. Best of all, I feel confident wearing a skirt and comfortable in my skinny jeans.”
Consumer Reports Magazine
Laser Treatments for Large Spider Veins in the Legs
"Laser removal of web-like purple and red spider veins is limited to very fine surface veins. ‘For very noticeable veins, especially if your legs look more like a road map, don’t waste your money,’ says Luis Navarro, M.D., founder and medical director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City, A central ‘feeder’ vein from which small spider veins radiate must be treated to fix the problem, and that can’t be done externally by laser…. Sclerotherapy. A doctor injects veins with a solution that causes them to fade. ‘Blood flows through an alternate healthy vein, so circulation is not affected,’ Navarro says. You can resume normal activity right away. Multiple visits might be necessary depending on severity.”
“Get A Leg Up- Disguised Veins: Caught in a tangled web of unsightly spider veins? Blame your mom or your kids. ‘Genetic predisposition and hormones associated with birth control and pregnancy are big factors,’ says Luis Navarro, M.D., founder and director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York.”
De Piernas Impecables
“De Piernas Impecables- Dr. Luis Navarro, fundador del Vein Treatment Center, en Nueva York, ha creado un tratamiento que combina la escleroterapia (inyecciones que deshacen la vena) con la crioterapia (golpes de aire frio duranta el proceso) para de esta manera minimizer el dolor.”
Distance Running Makes Varicose Veins Worse?
“Is it true that distance running makes varicose veins worse? Absolutely not, says Dr. Luis Navarro, director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City. In fact, running actually improves and helps prevent spider and varicose veins. “Distance running is very good for varicose veins,” Navarro explains. “When you run, the venous muscles in the calves and the feet pump the blood through the veins to the heart.”
To Prevent Unsightly Veins
"Show Some Leg- Moderate exercise pumps blood back to your heart so it doesn’t pool in your calves or thighs, says Luis Navarro, M.D., founding surgeon of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City."
Give Your Legs Love
“The problem can worsen this time of year because 'Cold weather depresses the circulatory system, which may make veins throb and aches,' says Luis Navarro, M.D., director of the Vein Treatment Center, in New York City. Here’s help!"
Vanish Veins, Painlessly
“Sclerotherapy, or 'injection therapy' can successfully treat 90 percent of all varicose veins, and nearly 100 percent of spider veins safely, effectively and painlessly- with excellent cosmetic results.”
Consumer Reports Magazine
From Flab to Fab
“Working out your legs helps shape them and can prevent varicose veins by strengthening the muscles in the calf and improving circulation, says Luis Navarro, M.D., F.A.C.S., clinical instructor of surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.”
9 Things You Need to Know About Varicose and Spider Veins
"'These are just old wives' tales,' says Luis Navarro, MD, founder and medical director of The Vein Treatment Center in New York City. The pooling of blood is actually more commonly by prolonged standing and/or sitting. Other notable causes:'obesity, smoking, lack of exercise and hormonal birth control,' according to Dr. Navarro."
“Myth Buster- Spider veins are largely hereditary; if they afflict the females in your family, be on the lookout for early signs like tiny blue, red and purple dilated capillaries, says Luis Navarro, M.D., founder and medical director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City.”
Lower Your Chances of Varicose Veins
“How to get the Legs of the Summer- Dr. Navarro’s top tips to help circulatory system, which lowers your chances of varicose veins.”
"Shrink Veins- Using tiny needles to minimize pain, sclerotherapy is a ‘gold standard for treating spider veins,’ says N.Y.C. phlebologist Luis Navarro.”
The 'I Hate My Legs' Guide to Summer Styles
“Luis Navarro, M.D., director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City, suggests Cryo-Sclerotherapy, a nonsurgical answer to spider veins and smaller varicose veins. He describes the procedure this way: 'Ice-cold blasts of air [minus-20 degrees Celsius] are applied to numb the legs and reduce inflammation; a solution is then injected that causes veins to collapse and get reabsorbed by the body.'”
Move Over, Kale! Here Are 3 New Superfood to Try Right Now
“'Research revealed that mangosteen contains xanthones, a type of antioxidant that is known to have anti-inflammatory benefits and to be effective remedy against cardiovascular disease,' says Dr. Navarro of the Vein Treatment Center. ”
Legs for Days
“There are many preventative measures that clients can incorporate into their routines according to Luis Navarro, M.D., director of the Vein Treatment Center (New York City). He says,'varicose veins and spider veins are hereditary as there is a congenital predisposition to week vein walls. However, sometimes their apparences can be delayed and the symptoms can be improved by healthy lifestyles.''”
Gladiator Sandals Could be Permanently Damaging Your Legs
“Super-tight sandals put pressure on the vein walls, which can slow blood flow back to the heart and cause leg tissues to swell, explains Luis Navarro, M.D., surgeon and medical director of The Vein Treatment Center in New York City.”
Ask the Expert: Why do I have Spider Veins
“I sat down with Luis Navarro, M.D., FACS, FACPh, founder and medical director of The Vein Treatment Center in New York City. Dr. Navarro is a pioneer in the development of new techniques to treat varicose and spider veins. ”
In-flight Illness and Ailments (and How to Avoid Them)
“Dr. Luis Navarro of the Vein Treatment Center of New York notes fliers should avoid salty foods, and should walk the aisles, rotate ankles and feet along with flexing toes, and elevate feet 6-12 inches above the heart (awkward but good for you) to stave off DVT as well as fatigue and leg swelling. While not uber fashionable, compression stockings as an added layer of muscle to assist circulation. ”
Pregnancy & Newborn
Prevent Varicose Veins
“During pregnancy, women are particularly susceptible to developing varicose veins for a variety of reasons, including increase blood volume, pressure in the leg veins and hormone levels, says Luis Navarro, MD, director of The Vein Treatment Center in New York City. While they don't always cause discomfort, it's not uncommon for the blue bulges to results in irritation, swelling, painful rashes, skin ulcers, blood clots and skin infections.”
Why Some People Get Spider Veins And Others Don’t
"But, besides standing too long, we’re sure you’ve heard the warning of what happens if you are one of those people who crosses their legs as they sit. ‘It is true that too much standing over the years is a contributing factor to spider veins, but you may not know that sitting too long can also cause spider veins,’ says vein specialist Luis Navarro, MD…"
Beauty News NYC
Get Sexy Legs Again at the Vein Treatment Center
"I headed to the Vein Treatment Center on New York’s Upper East Side, a facility specializing exclusively in the treatment of spider and varicose veins. The website says that new non-invasive procedures were developed in the facility including EVLT and painless sclerotherapy with great cosmetic results. These methods have revolutionized the specialty, allowing patients to get treatment in half an hour. It sounded good to me so I went to check it out…"
The Easiest Way to Make Your Boobs Look Prettier
" I spoke with Dr. Luis Navarro of The Vein Treatment Center about my woes and he gave some insightful information on what causes noticeable veins, ways to prevent them, and how to treat them once they've popped up. This way, I can go back to loving my chest in all its glory. Navarro explained, ‘There are several reasons as to why veins appear in the breasts. First off, genetics can play a big role. Even at a young age some girls will notice pronounced veins on their chest during puberty.’ He went on, ‘Breast augmentation procedures can also cause veins to appear on the surface of the skin…”
The Best Ways to Treat Varicose Veins
"Swollen, twisted, and enlarged veins seen under the skin, known as varicose veins, can cause achiness as well as embarrassment. 'Varicose veins develop due to a weakening vein valves and vein walls,' explains Luis Navarro, MD, director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York City. 'The weakening of the valves causes the blood to pool, stretching the vein and causing it to protrude through the skin.'..."
The Incredible Result You Get From Walking 30 Minutes A Day
"As we age, our risk of unsightly varicose veins increases - it's just not fair. However, walking is a proven way to prevent those unsightly lines from developing, says Luis Navarro, MD, founder and director of The Vein Treatment Center in New York City. "
Survival and Health Tips for Holiday Workers
"Dr. Luis Navarro, a vein specialist, sees an average of 100 to 200 people a week in his practice – The Vein Treatment Center. ‘Out of the total number of patients I see, a significant portion of them have vein issues, which are heightened from them standing on their feet because of their occupation, such as retail workers, teachers, nurses, etc.,’ Navarro said…"
How to Avoid Blood Clots (DVT) on your Next Flight
"We talked to Dr. Navarro, director of the Vein Treatment Center in New York, NY, who gave us some helpful tips to prevent blood clots during flights..."