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Addressing myths about types of leg veins and sclerotherapy treatments in Huntington, NY

Varicose veins on leg

Most of the veins and vessels that transport blood from the heart and back again are located deep enough that we do not see them. Aside from a few surface vessels, the only time veins tend to be noticeable is when they become dysfunctional in some way. When bulging, swelling, or darkening occur in any vein, discomfort and embarrassment may ensue, especially if problematic veins develop on the face. Facial veins are often treated with some form of light therapy. Various types of leg veins respond very nicely to sclerotherapy. When consulting with patients, Dr. Koreen discusses the condition of … Continue reading

Facial spider vein treatment available for Huntington area patients

Beautiful woman with perfect skin

Spider vein treatment is one of many services available at our Huntington area practice. Facial spider veins are small veins that cause redness and uneven skin tone on the cheeks or nose. They are not a medical concern, but more of a cosmetic issue for patients who are unhappy with their appearance. Spider veins are commonly an inherited trait and can be treated in a few different ways. Treatment options for facial spider veins In the past, the only way to treat spider veins was with sclerotherapy. This involved injecting a sclerosing solution into the veins that were visible to … Continue reading

Treatment for varicose veins is available for Huntington, NY area patients

Varicose veins on man's leg

Varicose veins can be exceptionally troubling for patients. Dr. Roger Koreen of Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center of Huntington, NY offer two types of treatment for varicose veins: Sclerotherapy Vascular laser therapy Sclerotherapy Sclerotherapy has been available for decades. This treatment requires a sclerosing solution to be injected into the vein. This solution will close the vein and allow blood to redirect to stronger, healthier veins in the leg. Sclerotherapy is mildly uncomfortable though it is one of the most effective treatment options. It gets right to the source of the problem and provides a permanent solution. Vascular laser therapy … Continue reading

Sclerotherapy treatments can reduce visible veins in the legs

Spider veins on man's leg

Many Americans are living with spider or varicose veins. For those over the age of 50, that number goes up to 50 percent. Unsightly spider and varicose veins can be a real embarrassment, but the good news is that sclerotherapy can dramatically improve the appearance of these veins. What causes unsightly veins? Your heart sends nutrient filled blood to the rest of the body through the arteries and the veins carry the blood back to the heart. When blood travels to the legs, the muscles move the blood back to the heart and valves in the veins prevent backflow. In … Continue reading

Concerned about side effects of laser vein removal? Huntington, NY doctor explains the procedure

Leg vein removal

If you are like most women, you have felt the pressure to have flawless-looking legs in the summer months. If you have spider veins, even the thought of wearing shorts can be upsetting. Spider veins, while not a health risk, can be very distressing due to their appearance. At Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY, we have an answer to spider veins – sclerotherapy. It’s a safe method to effectively eliminate them. What is the cause of spider veins? There are many reasons a person may develop spider veins. They can be due to genetics, prolonged sun exposure, … Continue reading

Sclerotherapy is a safe method of spider vein removal in Huntington, NY

Vein on leg

Do you feel the pressure to have flawless looking legs? Like thousands of other women, spider veins can cause stress every time you try to put on a pair of shorts or bathing suit. While typically not a health risk, spider veins can be an embarrassing condition. Sclerotherapy from the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY is a safe and effective solution. What are spider veins? The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasia. These tiny blue, red, or purple vessels are visible right below the surface of the skin. Spider veins can be caused by many factors … Continue reading


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