Laser Treatment Specialist

Northeast Laser Vein Institute

Vein Specialists located in Ridgewood, NJ & West Patterson, NJ

When you want to get rid of unsightly spider veins or painful varicose veins, you can count on receiving today’s most innovative laser vein treatments at Northeast Laser Vein Institute. Ned Majid, MD, and Benjamin Yam, MD, have years of experience safely and successfully eliminating all sizes of veins from anywhere on your body using laser vein treatments. To learn more about your treatment options, call one of the offices in Ridgewood or West Patterson, New Jersey, or schedule an appointment online.

Laser Vein Treatment Q & A

How do lasers safely remove veins?

Lasers can safely eliminate spider, reticular, and varicose veins by taking advantage of different wavelengths. When lasers are set at specific wavelengths, the laser’s energy is only absorbed by the red and blue pigments in veins.

When your doctor at Northeast Laser Vein Institute activates the laser, it directly heats the targeted vein without harming the surrounding skin and other tissues. The heat destroys the vein and the waste is gradually removed by your body, permanently eliminating the vein.

What types of laser vein treatments are available?

When it comes to getting rid of your unsightly veins, there are two laser options:

Noninvasive laser treatment

The team at Northeast Laser Vein Institute uses two types of noninvasive lasers to treat unwanted veins: an Alexandrite laser and an Nd:YAG laser. These two lasers remove veins without harming your skin, and they provide a range of pulse and wavelength options to accommodate different vein sizes.

Minimally invasive endovenous laser ablation (EVLA)

During EVLA, your doctor uses a small incision and ultrasound guidance to thread a small laser fiber through your veins to the spider or varicose veins. As the laser goes through the targeted vein, pulses of energy are emitted that damage the tissues and close the vein. Over time, the treated vein completely disappears.

What should I expect during laser vein treatment?

When you undergo noninvasive vein treatment, your session takes 5-30 minutes, depending on the number of veins being eliminated. Laser treatment administered through your skin may produce tingling or snapping sensations that feel like a rubber band, but most patients tolerate the procedure well.

With a noninvasive laser treatment, it may take a few weeks for all the treated veins to be cleared away, depending on the size of the veins. However, you won’t need to take any downtime.

EVLA is performed using a local anesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel the laser treatment. This procedure may take 45-60 minutes, but it’s performed in the comfort of the offices. After an EVLA procedure, you wear compression stockings for a short time, and you can get back to your usual activities the next day.

To learn if you’re a good candidate for laser vein treatment, call Northeast Laser Vein Institute or book an appointment online.