VARICOSE & SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT
Sclerotherapy in NYC is an effective procedure for treating spider and varicose veins. Spider veins and varicose veins can make skin tone look uneven and have the potential to cause painful side effects. These vein patterns may also make patients feel older than they are. Luckily, NYC sclerotherapy can remove spider and varicose veins and improve overall skin complexion. The team at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can inform you how sclerotherapy can give your skin complexion a renewed appearance.
WHAT ARE VARICOSE VEINS AND SPIDER VEINS?
Varicose veins are thicker, enlarged veins that are overfilled with blood. This gives varicose veins a swollen appearance. Varicose veins can be blue, red, purple, or match skin pigmentation. Because these veins are overfilled and throbbing, they can often cause painful symptoms.
Spider veins are thinner veins that can be blue, purple, or red in appearance. They often appear in a web-like formation closer to the surface of the skin. Spider veins are most commonly found in the legs or face. While spider veins are milder than varicose veins, they can still make the skin complexion look uneven and cause bothersome symptoms over time.
|BULGING, THICK VEINS
|CAN BE BLUE, RED, OR MATCH SKIN PIGMENTATION
|COMMONLY FOUND IN THE LEGS
|CAN CAUSE THROBBING, ACHING, AND OTHER PAINFUL SYMPTOMS
|SMALLER, THINNER VEINS
|CAN APPEAR BLUE, PURPLE, OR RED
|OFTEN FOUND AROUND THE FACE AND LEGS
|CAN BE UNCOMFORTABLE OVER TIME
WHAT IS SCLEROTHERAPY?
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical vein treatment that reduces the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins. During sclerotherapy at our New York City office, a needle will administer a specialized solution into varicose and spider veins. When this solution is injected, the blood flow from spider and varicose veins will dissipate into neighboring, healthier veins. This causes spider and varicose veins to collapse and eventually be absorbed into the surrounding tissue.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SCLEROTHERAPY?
If you have spider veins and varicose veins that are bulging, painful, or have an unpleasant appearance, then sclerotherapy may be right for you. NYC sclerotherapy may be a suitable treatment if you wish to treat bothersome veins with an injection rather than laser vein technology. Not all patients are eligible for sclerotherapy. If you are pregnant or have had a blood clot in the past, then sclerotherapy may not be a suitable procedure. The NYC dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can discuss your medical history to see if sclerotherapy is an appropriate treatment. Additionally, they will analyze present spider and varicose veins and help you decide whether sclerotherapy is right for you.
HOW IS NYC SCLEROTHERAPY PERFORMED?
Sclerotherapy in NYC is an outpatient procedure that can be performed in our office. One of our dermatology providers will perform the procedure. A sclerotherapy solution (typically salt-based) is injected with a small needle into the vein. A topical numbing cream will be used to make sure patients are comfortable during this process.
Sclerotherapy typically takes anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Depending on the severity of the present spider and varicose veins, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed. Treatments can usually be spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. The patient’s overall health, as well as the size and location of the spider and varicose veins, will determine how many injections are administered during a session.
|TREATMENT IS SAFE & EFFECTIVE
|SHORT PROCEDURE TIME
|LITTLE-TO-NO DOWNTIME REQUIRED
|RELIEVES PAIN & DISCOMFORT
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR SCLEROTHERAPY IN NYC?
Our dermatologists will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your sclerotherapy treatment. They will inform you of which medications, supplements, vitamins, herbs, and over-the-counter drugs should be avoided before your procedure. The team at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can answer any questions for you during your in-office consultation.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER SCLEROTHERAPY IN NEW YORK CITY?
Following sclerotherapy treatment, it is best to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory drugs for 48 hours. Hot baths, hot compresses, whirlpools, saunas, and direct exposure to sunlight should also be avoided for the following two days. There may be some slight itchiness, bruising, or redness after your procedure. These symptoms should subside within a few days. For a short time, you will wear a compression sleeve over the treated area to ensure the best results.
DOES INSURANCE COVER SCLEROTHERAPY?
The reason for receiving sclerotherapy treatment may determine whether it is covered by insurance. If you are receiving sclerotherapy purely for cosmetic reasons, then it is less likely to be covered by insurance. If a spider or varicose veins are causing painful symptoms, then it is more likely that it may be covered by medical insurance. Every health insurance plan is different, so our staff is happy to help you determine whether sclerotherapy will be covered by your particular plan.
HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT SCLEROTHERAPY IN NYC?
The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill would be happy to discuss sclerotherapy in more detail. Please give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.