Don’t Be So Vein

Veins…they can be so vain. Varicose veins bulging like mole tunnels on the surface of your legs. Spider veins showing their true colors right through your skin. Uck.

At K Plastic Surgery, we have a new method for dealing with unruly veins, the VNUS Closure Procedure. This is an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery.

How Does VNUS Closure Work?

The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound guidance, your physician will position the Closure catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The slender catheter delivers radiofrequency energy into the vein, which heats the vein wall. As the vein wall is heated and the catheter is withdrawn, the collagen in the wall shrinks and the vein closes. As the vein closes off, the body redirects the blood to other nearby healthy veins.

After-Closure Treatment

Following your VNUS Closure procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Dr. K will likely encourage you to walk at frequent intervals and to refrain from prolonged standing and strenuous activities for a period of time. Patients can usually resume their normal routines within a day after the treatment.

Results of VNUS Closure are good, with no scarring, bruising, or swelling. Plus, the easy recovery makes the procedure a real advance in vein treatment.

If you’re suffering from varicose veins, give us a call at 518-346-0002 and let’s talk about VNUS Closure.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.