Simply put, the Vein and Aesthetic Center of Boston is dedicated to providing exceptional care in the areas of phlebology and aesthetic medicine.
Using the most up-to-date technology, our physicians provide unsurpassed treatment of varicose and spider veins resulting in pain-free, varicosity-free legs.
In the field of aesthetics, our physicians perform highly effective, non-surgical procedures that give exquisite, natural-looking results without the tell-tale signs of over-treatment.
Elizabeth A. Foley, M.D., R.V.T.,R.P.V.I,
Dr. Elizabeth A. Foley received her medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University. She subsequently completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Following her residency training, Dr. Foley entered into a busy Ob/Gyn practice with Dr. Judith Hondo where she devoted the next 10 years to women’s health as an obstetrician and gynecologic surgeon. It was during this time that Dr. Foley encountered countless women suffering from venous disease with little state of the art treatment options available in the Boston area. While seeking alternative treatment options for her patients, Dr. Foley developed a keen interest in the field of Phlebology.
In 2000, Dr. Foley made a decision to redirect her medical practice and, along with Dr. Hondo, underwent extensive training in the field of phlebology and aesthetics. In 2002 Dr. Foley co-founded The Vein & Aesthetic Center of Boston. She, along with Dr. Hondo, was one of the first doctors to perform the EVLT procedure in the Boston area. Dr. Foley is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine and credentialed in the performance and interpretation of vascular ultrasound.
As a physician specializing in non-invasive aesthetic procedures, Dr. Foley is also highly skilled in the administration of Botox and dermal fillers. She received her initial training for Botox and fillers in 2001 and 2002 under the tutelage of Drs. Alastair and Jean Carruthers who together pioneered the cosmetic use of Botulism A exotoxin in 1987.
While devoted to her practice, Dr. Foley also takes great pride in her family and her role as a mother. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband and their four children. In her free time Liz enjoys photography, painting, biking, and Pilates.
Judith A. Hondo, M.D., A.B.P..h, R.V.T., R.P.V.I.,
Dr. Hondo is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venuous & Lymphatic Medicine. She attended UMass, Amherst where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, receiving a BS degree in MicroBiology. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and then completed her residency training at Tufts University School of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Hondo practiced OB/GYN at Newton Wellesley Hospital for many years. During that time she cared for many patients with venous disease, and she became interested in the field of Phlebology. Fellow OB/GYN and longtime friend and colleague from residency Dr. Foley expressed a similar interest in the field of Phlebology, and the pair decided to pursue this new career path together. Following extensive training in phlebology and aesthetics, Dr. Hondo and Dr. Foley co-founded The Vein & Aesthetic Center of Boston in 2002. They were among the first physicians in New England to perform the EVLT procedure after it was FDA approved in 2002. Since that time they have performed thousands of procedures. Dr. Hondo is also credentialed as a RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist) and RPVI (Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation).
In addition, Dr. Hondo has extensive experience in the administration of noninvasive aesthetic treatments including Botox and dermal fillers (Juverderm, Restylane, Radiesse, Voluma). Along with Dr. Foley she received her initial training for Botox and fillers in 2001 and 2002 with Drs. Alastair and Jean Carruthers.
Outside of work Dr. Hondo can be found on the sidelines watching her daughters playing soccer and lacrosse. She lives in Walpole, Massachusetts with her husband and her youngest daughter. She enjoys running, spinning classes, reading, and walking her dogs.
The Vein & Aesthetic Center of Boston offers a full range of vein services addressing problems from minor cosmetic spider veins to severe bulging varicosities. In addition, the Center offers cosmetic services including Botox and dermal fillers. Treatments include:
- Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy
- Ambulatory phlebectomy
- Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT)
- Botox and Dysport
- Dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane)
- Laser skin treatments
- Laser hair removal
- Zerona laser body contouring