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Varicose Veins & Treatments

Get World-Class, Minimally Invasive, and Safe Varicose Vein Treatments

At the Vein Treatment Center ©, we are specialists in providing world-class, non-surgical, safe & painless varicose vein treatments using our experience, cosmetic artistry, and advanced technology. We always strive to provide you with a satisfying, positive, and comfortable experience.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins on legs treatmentTwisted, enlarged, or dilated veins in any part of your body are known as varicose veins. The function of veins is to allow the smooth flow of venous blood throughout your body. Your veins have valves that open in one way, preventing the backward flow of blood. If your vein valves fail, blood starts to accumulate in your veins, leading to the formation of varicose veins.

Varicose veins are common, especially among women, and they often appear on your lower extremities, particularly in the inner aspect of your legs. It's usually not a serious medical condition, but these veins can be a source of discomfort and have an unpleasant appearance. Left untreated over time, these veins can cause complications such as swelling, skin discoloration, leg ulcers, and blood clots.

Causes of Varicose Veins

Veins are responsible for returning the venous blood from your body to the heart for oxygenation and recirculation. The veins in your legs have to work against the gravitational force to push blood towards the heart. So when you contract your muscles in the lower legs, it acts as a pump that returns the blood to your heart.

Varicose vein compared to healthy veinsThe tiny valves in your veins open to allow blood flow toward your heart and close to prevent its backward flow. Damaged or weak vein valves can cause varicose veins. The condition is known as venous insufficiency. Other rare causes include congenital vein abnormalities, phlebitis (vein inflammation), and history of blood clots.

Common Symptoms of Developing Varicose Veins

Some common symptoms that may appear with varicose veins include the following:

  • Heavy feeling or ache in legs
  • Dark purple or blue colored veins
  • Twisted or bulging veins that appear like cords
  • Itching and dryness in one or more veins (Vеnоuѕ есzеmа or stasis dermatitis)
  • Worse pain after you sit or stand for an extended period
  • Muscle cramping in the legs
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Swelling in your lower legs
  • Burning and throbbing in legs
  • Skin discoloration over veins

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consult a vein specialist such as Dr. Al-Misky for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Who Can Suffer From Varicose Veins?

Womans legs showing varicose veins | Best Vein Treatment Center NYCWomen or men of any age can suffer from varicose veins. However, they are much more common in women, occurring 20x as often as they appear in men.

The presence of varicose veins increases with age. Certain factors tend to accelerate the appearance of veins:

  • Pregnancies
  • Taking female hormones or birth control pills
  • Family history of varicose veins
  • High BMI
  • Working long hours on one’s feet or with prolonged sitting (often seen with nurses, drivers, teachers, and desk workers)

Varicose Vein Treatments at VTC

best spider vein treatment clinic NYCAs a top vein treatment clinic, we provide a range of innovative and minimally invasive varicose vein treatments depending on your unique venous condition and anatomy. We carefully analyze the location and size of the vein, symptoms, underlying causes, and skin changes that may accompany your condition. This enables us to develop a custom treatment plan that may include any or more of the following treatments:

We provide these safe and highly effective treatments at our comfortable and fully-equipped vein treatment center, conveniently located on 5th Avenue.

How do You Diagnose Venous Inefficiency?

Dr. Al-Misky takes your complete family and medical history, performs a detailed physical examination together with a Duplex Ultrasound testing to diagnose your condition. In complex cases, we may also recommend a MRV (Magnetic Resonance of the Vein) scan or other diagnostic test as needed to confirm your diagnosis.

Get in touch with us now to know more about our vein treatment options and how we can help you treat and remove unwanted varicose veins.


The Vein Treatment Center
910 Fifth Avenue
Ground Floor (cross street: 72nd)
New York, NY 10021


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