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People suffering from varicose veins may be self-conscious about whether they are noticeable. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, uses laser treatments to diminish or eliminate the appearance of varicose veins on men and women living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Kendall, FL, and neighboring communities.


Varicose veins are simply enlarged veins that rise to the surface and become visible. About a quarter of the population suffers from varicose veins, and they are most often noticeable in the feet and legs. This is thought to be attributed to the fact that because the legs undergo a lot of pressure from standing and walking, the blood pumped into your legs must go back up. To prevent any backflow, there are valves in the veins; these veins may fail to close completely, which may result in blood pooling and ultimately bulging. For some, varicose veins cause a lot of pain when standing or walking.


The dermatologists at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute use sclerotherapy and other state-of-the-art laser treatments to diminish or eliminate varicose veins. We believe that every individual deserves our utmost attention and should not be confined to one set treatment protocol. As a result, we customize our vein treatment methods to suit the needs of each patient, ensuring that every individual receives our complete focus and benefits from our years of experience and commitment to the most current dermatological research.


Not only do laser treatments for veins provide relief from the pain they cause, they also provide the following benefits:

  • Prevention of more extensive vein related issues
  • Less discomfort during the treatments
  • More self-confidence
  • Minimally invasive treatment

Although treating varicose veins may be a cosmetic procedure, there is nothing superficial about wanting to feel confident and comfortable in your body. That is why we are here, to help our patients achieve health and peace of mind, knowing that their varicose veins are not a source of stress or insecurity.


Vein treatments are performed at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute using several methods, including sclerotherapy and laser treatments. As one of the most state-of-the-art dermatology practices, we use pulsed dye lasers and vascular lasers to destroy blood vessels in the skin. This is done by delivering energy to the targeted area. The energy is absorbed by blood vessels and other vascular lesions to diminish or eliminate them. In order to achieve optimal results, multiple treatments may be necessary.


Due to the fact that each treatment protocol is tailored to the individual, it is important to know that your experience may differ from the experience of others. However, generally speaking, once the treatments are complete, the vein disappears and may not return at all or at least for a long period of time. In rare instances, the body may reopen the vessel before it has been fully absorbed by the body. It may also only partially respond to laser vein treatments. If these instances take place, it is typically because the factors causing veins do not change.

Rest assured, we will discuss your goals, the expected outcomes and any other concerns you have well in advance, so you will be properly informed before your vein treatments begin. Our caring and experienced team has heard all manner of questions and is ready to set your mind at ease as you begin the journey to freedom from your varicose veins.


If you have veins that cause you to be self-conscious about your appearance or create constant pain in your legs, you may be a good candidate for vein treatments. The board-certified dermatologists at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute are well-trained and experienced in treating veins with lasers. We recommend you schedule a consultation with one of our physicians to determine the best treatment for your situation.

Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD and the other board-certified dermatologists on our team perform varicose treatments on people living in and around Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Kendall, FL, and elsewhere in the U.S. If you suffer from noticeable and, even painful varicose veins, contact Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute for a consultation with one of the board-certified dermatologists to have your veins evaluated and treated. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.