Endovenous LASER Therapy vs. Dornier FlexiPulse™ LASER: What’s The Difference?


Do you suffer from venous disease, such as varicosities or spider veins? If so, you may be considering their removal. Treatment for diseased veins has come a long way over the years. Whether done for cosmetic reasons or health purposes, you can relax and feel confident in your decision to seek treatment knowing that there are many options available, all of which are safe, effective and permanent.

One of the most popular forms of vein treatment in the New York area is laser vein removal in NYC. This is because they are minimally or non-invasive and therefore much less painful than other methods. However, even when narrowing down the treatments to laser treatments, you’re still left with choices: Endovenous Laser Therapy or Dornier FlexiPlus Therapy. When it comes to choosing between these two different forms of therapies, the first question you’ll probably be asking is simply, “what’s the difference?” Here’s a quick break down of each type:

  • Endovenous LASER Therapy is a minimally invasive treatment. It involves sealing the diseased vein from the inside through a needle with a wire delivering a microscopic thermal trauma. This is typically done with either LASER energy and sometimes with radiofrequency current. The procedure is done under ultrasound guidance, which is a crucial step to prevent the vein from becoming diseased again in the future. This intervention is most often performed on individuals suffering from venous insufficiency, responsible for formation varicose and spider veins.
  • Dornier FlexiPulse LASER is the best treatment option for spider vein once venous insufficiency responsible for their development is eliminated. Unlike the endovenous LASER, no needles are involved in this treatment, making it 100% non-invasive. This procedure works best for treating smaller spider veins, as larger ones would be better treated with sclerotherapy. This treatment method is very popular because it is quick and painless with visible results occurring immediately after the procedure is completed. It is also important to understand, that there is no such thing as the best or universal procedure, and that often it takes a combination of procedures to obtain the best results possible.

Both Endovenous LASER Therapy and Dornier FlexiPulse™ LASER procedures are performed at Veins Treatment Center in NYC. To learn more about each procedure and determine what will work best for you, please call us at (212)-575-8346 to schedule comprehensive evaluation.

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