Sclerotherapy Treatment in New York

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. 

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It was a great and very informative experience The staff was amazing and the process for it went well. The results have been amazing. Thanks to the amazing team as well as the follow up process by the staff.

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A person suffering from this vein disease may experience:  

  • Inflammation
  • Skin damage
  • Blood clots
  • Eczema
  • Ulcers
  • Swelling
  • 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! 

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Insurances Accepted

Varicose vein treatments can be covered by most insurance. Most local insurance plans are accepted. We accept patients without health insurance.

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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 (leg veins) 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: 

  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Birth control
  • Obesity
  • Heredity
  • 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 for more info and 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.

Contact NY Metro Vein today to schedule your consultation and see if Sclerotherapy is right for you. 

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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 therapy 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

Sclerotherapy Recovery

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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Frequently Asked Questions About Vein Disease, Spider & Varicose Veins

1. How Are Spider and Varicose Veins Different?

Spider veins lie close to the skin surface and look like delicate blue or red tracings. Varicose veins could appear blue, red, or even skin-colored but look more like cords that bulge out of the skin. Doctors consider spider veins a more minor result of the same problem that causes varicose veins. That is, valves that control blood flow have become weak. Thus, people with spider veins may eventually develop varicose veins and even more severe issues in the future.

2. Who Tends to Suffer From Spider Veins?

Some people have a genetic tendency to develop spider or varicose veins. Otherwise, these conditions could cause an increased risk:

  • Obesity or pregnancy
  • Having to sit or stand for extended periods
  • Exposure to the sun
  • Hormone changes
  • Age

Certainly, age increases the risk of suffering from leg vein problems. The Department of Health and Human Services finds leg vein problems quite common with the overall population too. Contrary to popular belief, these problems do not just impact women. As many as 55 percent of women and 45 percent of men suffer from some kind of problem with the veins in their legs.

3. Do Spider Veins Indicate Serious Health Problems?

Doctors don’t generally consider spider veins a very serious medical issue by themselves. Some people suffer from itching or burning in the area where they appear. Rarely, they could signal blood backup inside the legs. Anybody who suffers from discomfort or has an underlying medical issue should seek medical treatment. The appearance of spider veins may signal that the patient should take steps to keep them from progressing into varicose veins and other more serious issues. Doctors might suggest moderate exercise, suitable shoes and stockings, and other measures to improve overall health and keep spider veins from getting worse.

4. Who Can Help With Vein Leg Problems?

Certainly, doctors also offer proven treatments for people who want to remove unsightly spider veins to improve their appearance. In New York, contact the Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center to address concerns over vein problems by calling 914-295-2202 today.

5. What Exactly Are Varicose Veins?

Many patients have a hard time grasping what varicose veins are and how they form in the body. Generally speaking, your veins are designed to keep blood moving in the direction of the heart. When you have varicose veins, the valves stop closing after the blood moves through them. This is caused by chronic venous insufficiency. 

This condition allows the blood to flow backward into the vein and pool up, causing swelling and the blue or purple color that you have come to associate with varicose veins. 

6. Do Varicose Veins Cause Pain?

Varicose veins tend to worsen over time. They can lead to pain if the progressive nature of the disorder is not addressed quickly. In the beginning stages, varicose veins are small and can hardly be seen. They are not likely to cause much pain or discomfort during this stage. 

The larger they grow, the more likely you are to feel them become sensitive to the touch. The swelling becomes uncomfortable and leads to fragile skin surrounding the varicose veins. Once you start to notice more pain, the veins can even cause ulceration. 

7. Are Varicose Veins a Risk Factor for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Unfortunately, the development of varicose veins can indeed increase your chances of deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. Varicose veins affect the veins that are closest to the surface of the skin, but DVT impacts the veins deeper in your legs. As blood pools up in these larger veins, you may have more blood clots. 

Blood clots can negatively impact your circulation, but there is an even bigger risk: If they work their way loose, they can travel to the lungs, which can be fatal. If you have varicose veins, early treatment is key. 

8. When Should You Treat Varicose Veins?

Once you notice that you have developed varicose veins, don’t expect them to improve all on their own. Varicose veins are a progressive disorder that will worsen over time. 

You should not let varicose veins progress because they can cause discomfort or pain. While you may not need to worry immediately, consistent swelling or ulceration should be key factors in determining when to treat this condition.  

9. What causes varicose veins?

These six risk factors can all contribute to the development of this condition: 

  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Prolonged standing

If you experience any of these risk factors, you should pay close attention to veins in your legs that appear swollen or dark in color. These could be the early signs of the formation of varicose veins. 

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