PROVIDING LASER TREATMENT OF VASCULAR DISORDERS: Our New Laserscope System Is State of the Art
Varicose veins and telangiectasias (small spider-like veins) can be painful and may lead to more serious problems if not treated. Laser therapy, alone or in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions, is a new approach for treating these lesions. The laser procedure our vascular specialists now perform—made possible by our newly acquired Laserscope system—is less painful than conventional surgery or injections, and results in less bruising, swelling, and scarring.
This particular laser therapy, moreover, provides results that are superior to what other laser systems achieve. It is performed on an outpatient basis at the Stony Brook Surgical Care Center in East Setauket, and patients should be able to return to work immediately.
The new Laserscope system was created to minimize the undesirable side effects resulting from leg vein treatment using argon lasers, pulsed dye lasers, or filtered flashlamp systems. It enables our physicians to deliver fully-variable bursts of laser energy at pulse widths in the 1 to 50 millisecond range.
This clinically-proven treatment range permits precise matching of the laser's pulse width with the thermal relaxation times of the targeted blood vessel. The pulse widths created by this system are long enough to prevent bruising and short enough to prevent scarring.
For more information, please call 631-444-4545.
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