Sclerotherapy for Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that is done to treat the spider and varicose veins that are causing you issues. This medical procedure is not new. It has been performed since the early 20th century and is well received by patients worldwide. This highly effective treatment can help rid you of problematic veins that may be causing discomfort or unsightly veins. Here at Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center, we specialize in Sclerotherapy and have a reputation for top-quality vein treatment in Yonkers New York.
This varicose vein and spider vein treatment are highly effective, and the symptoms that come with it.
A person suffering from this vein disease may experience:
- Skin damage
- Blood clots
- Skin discoloration
- Throbbing/aching legs
- Heavy legs
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat blood vessel malformations and disease and is an alternative to receiving major surgery. Through this minimally invasive procedure, you can rid yourself of painful and embarrassing varicose veins and spider veins.
No more having to hide your legs for NYC summers!
What Causes Spider Veins and Varicose Veins?
Spider and varicose veins happen when a vein becomes swollen, twisted, or enlarged. Typically, they form on the legs but can appear anywhere on the body, including the face. While both men and women can get them, they are more common in women due to the higher levels of the hormone progesterone. Several factors that may contribute to vein disease, including:
- Birth control
- Prolonged standing
- Hormonal changes
- History of blood clots
If you have developed spider veins or varicose veins, you may want to consult a vein specialist at the Metropolitan Vein & Aesthetic Center in New York to discuss what treatment options are best for your situation.
What The Procedure is Like
Sclerotherapy is performed in a doctor’s office by a trained specialist. The first thing we will do is clean the area where the procedure will be performed. From there, a solution (commonly a salt solution) is injected directly into your blood vessels that are being treated. Because the needles are so fine, you should experience minimal discomfort, and typically, no anesthesia is necessary.
The solution that is injected will damage the vein’s inner lining, which prompts the vein walls to expand and stick together, turning the vein into scar tissue. This scar tissue will then begin to fade until, eventually, you will no longer be able to see the affected veins.
Your entire sclerotherapy procedure is done on an outpatient basis in about 15 to 30 minutes so that you can return home immediately after and continue normal activity within 24-48 hours.
Speak to your sclerotherapy treatment specialist to find out if this procedure is right for you, as you may not be eligible if you are currently pregnant or have had a blood clot in the past.
Your eligibility will depend on your individual medical history and the veins needing to be treated.
Maybe it’s time to speak with your sclerotherapy specialist.
Preparing for Your Sclerotherapy Procedure
Prior to your sclerotherapy procedure, you should expect your doctor to discuss what will be done in detail, along with what you should do in the days leading up to prepare for the treatment. Typically, you should avoid taking certain medications, such as specific antibiotics like Tetracycline or Minocin, aspirin, NSAIDs, or Prednisone. If you have any concerns about the medications you are taking, be sure to speak to your doctor before your procedure.
Once your procedure is complete, you will want to continue to avoid certain medications for the following 48 hours, as well as avoid hot baths, saunas, direct sunlight, or any form of heat.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
Along with improving the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins, after sclerotherapy, you can also expect symptomatic relief. You will also be able to return to normal activities within one to two days.
In general, Sclerotherapy is the most effective therapy for spider veins and has been shown to be much more effective than laser in clinical trials. Sclerotherapy can help you regain your confidence and allow you the freedom to show off your legs again to the world.
Here is a list of benefits you can expect when you receive Sclerotherapy treatments:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Minimal risks of complications
- Quick recovery time
- Aesthetically pleasing results
Following your procedure, you will be able to return to most of your normal activities, with some limited restrictions. For the best results, we recommend that you take it easy, stay out of the sun, and be sure to follow up with your vein doctor.
Schedule Your Sclerotherapy Consultation Today!
If you are living with spider veins or varicose veins, let a specialist at the Metropolitan Vein & Aesthetic Center in Yonkers relieve you of your symptoms through Sclerotherapy. Schedule your consultation today with a vein doctor in New York to determine if you are a candidate for Sclerotherapy and what kind of results you can expect from this treatment.
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