Bathing suit season is once again upon us, but for the 80 million Americans who have spider and varicose veins on their legs, this is not such a cause celebre.Â These often unsightly, twisty or bulging veins may make hitting the beach and showing some skin less than appealing this summer.
New York City vein specialist Ousaima Al-Misky, M.D. understands exactly how this feels. She was once one of the afflicted.Â Treatment to remove her veins was so successful that she decided to devote her practice to helping others achieve the same results.
Al-Misky sat down with Beauty in the Bag to talk about the difference between spider and varicose veins, their treatments as well as her pers
Audrey Rosinberg, MD, spends a lot of her time debunking myths about varicose and spider veins. For example, many people still believe you can get them from crossing your legs. While she does counsel about prevention, Rosinberg is also an expert at getting rid of them for once and for all. More than just a cosmetic issue, these veins can greatly impair an individualâ€™s quality of life and also cause pain and problems with mobility.
The good news is that treatments are far less invasive than ever before, explains Rosinberg, a vascular surgeon Â at Union Square Laser Dermatology in Manhattan. She is board certified in both general and vascular surgery.Â Rosinberg took some time
Summerâ€”the season of skinâ€”is fast approaching which means itâ€™s time to invest in some forward beauty planning. If you troubleshoot your leg-worries and youâ€™re more likely to enjoy floaty summer skirts and poolside bikini lounging without fear or dread. Our Summer Legs SOS guide has everything you need to know to get ready to bare with absolute confidence.
How to vanish spider veins
The problem: Light and small purple, blue or reddish color veins in a linear or spiderâ€™s web pattern on the skinâ€™s surface. They are formed when excess blood builds up in the blood stream.
Whatâ€™s the solution? â€œA common underlying cause could be hid
For more than 25 years, Luis Navarro, M.D., FACS, FACPh, founder and director of The Vein Treatment Center in New York City, Â has been the ‘go to’ guy for spider and varicose vein-free legs.
A leader in the research and development of vein treatment methods, he is recognized for revolutionizing the field with his patented Endovenous Laser Ablation technique, an alternative to surgery, which became FDA approved in 2001 and is now globally the preferred method of treating large varicose veins.
Formally schooled at the University of Barcelona, Dr. Navarro completed his surgical training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. His interest in phlebology flourished and by the late 19