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Varicose Veins Specialist

Signature Footcare, PLLC

Rafael Tabari, DPM

Podiatrist located in North Corona, Queens, NY

Nearly one-quarter of all Americans have varicose veins. Even though most varicose veins aren’t painful, one thing’s for certain: They’re almost always unsightly. Flushing, New York is home to an expert podiatrist and leading varicose vein specialist: Rafael Tabari, DPM. The team at Signature Footcare offers the latest in varicose vein treatments, and they have solutions to improve your varicose vein issues, no matter how severe.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Your arteries have thick layers of muscle or elastic tissue that help them push oxygen-rich blood from your lungs to the rest of your body. But your veins don’t have this much support. Your veins need to deliver oxygen-deprived blood back towards your heart. To do this, they rely on a series of one-way valves.

As your blood flows through a vein, a valve opens up to let the blood through, then quickly closes so blood can’t go backward. When your veins become varicose, your valves aren’t working correctly. That causes blood to “pool” in your vein, which increases pressure. Eventually, your vein bulges and twists, forming a bluish, bulging cord to surface on your skin.

Varicose veins can occur anywhere in your body, although they most commonly form in your legs and feet. Spider veins are the same; they’re just smaller.

Even though varicose veins are harmless, in some cases, they’re a warning sign that you could have circulation problems, so it’s always safest to have a checkup with Dr. Tabari.  

Why do I have varicose veins?

Some men and women are more prone to having varicose veins than others. This can be due to genetics, or certain lifestyle factors. You might develop varicose veins if you:

  • Are overweight or obese
  • Have varicose veins in your family
  • Work on your feet for extended periods
  • Have a sedentary lifestyle
  • Have circulation issues

How are varicose veins treated?

Dr. Tabari offers several advanced treatment methods for varicose veins. Many patients qualify for a sclerotherapy treatment, which provides quick results.

During your procedure, Dr. Tabari injects your varicose veins with a solution that causes damage. Over the following weeks, the veins close up and start to fade. For deep, dark varicose veins, you could need more than one treatment.

Laser surgery, another treatment option, works by sending targeted beams of laser light into your vein to force it to break down and close. Usually, it starts to fade within a few weeks.

For deeper or larger varicose veins, you might need a more invasive treatment, such as vein stripping or ambulatory phlebectomy surgery. During your initial appointment, D. Tabari lets you know which treatment option is best for you.  

As a varicose vein treatment expert, Dr. Tabari can treat your varicose veins in as little as one office visit. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone.