Sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins is an easy, quick way to dispense with bothersome red veins on the face. Since the side effects of sclerotherapy for spider veins are so minimal, it’s a safe procedure for spider veins anywhere on your body. To get the expertise you need for sclerotherapy treatments, call the Vein Care Center, with convenient locations in NYC’s Financial District, Midtown Manhattan, Upper East Side, and Greenwich Village. In New Jersey, find the vein specialists in Englewood Cliffs, Cranford, East Brunswick, Paramus and Riverdale.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical method of treatment that involves injecting medicine into affected veins, causing them to shrink and eventually disappear. The procedure may be done for cosmetic reasons to improve your appearance or performed to relieve symptoms caused by spider veins, such as burning, aching, and swelling.
Sclerotherapy is a popular, proven technique used to treat spider veins and small varicose veins. In most cases, spider vein sclerotherapy is done on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return to your normal activities after the procedure. It takes 45 minutes or less, depending on the number of veins to be treated.
The experts at the Veins Clinic diagnose your veins to determine the best course of treatment.
Dr. Jonathan Arad and a talented team of vein experts design a customized treatment plan for your particular needs, whether you need spider vein removal or treatment for other vein conditions, such as:
Suitable candidates usually exhibit the following characteristics:
If your experienced vein doctor in New York recommends sclerotherapy for spider veins, you must follow a few simple steps to prepare for your procedure:
Sclerotherapy is done using a prescribed set of steps, including:
The injected solution irritates the lining inside the vein, causing it to block the flow of blood and collapse. The vein eventually becomes scar tissue and disappears, absorbed by your body. You may need follow-up treatments to fully collapse a vein.
The darker color of the vein will fade within the days following the injection. Patients with smaller spider veins should expect to see results in 3 to 6 weeks, whereas those with larger veins may require 3 to 4 months.
Spider veins can appear anywhere on the body, although they are most common on the legs and face. You are encouraged to walk after the procedure, especially if you had spider veins on your legs. You should be able to drive yourself home.
Your doctor provides instructions on what to do after treatment, which may include:
Tylenol is often recommended for any pain. You may need to avoid anti-inflammatory medications for a few days. The blood that used to flow through that vein finds nearby healthy veins to use.
Wearing compression stockings for two weeks after your procedure is necessary to keep blood out of treated veins and prevent them from reappearing. The stockings should be of the right weight, pressure, and length for you.
Spider veins sclerotherapy doesn’t usually result in serious side effects or complications, especially when you rely on doctors with expertise in the procedure, like those at the Vein Care Center. Sclerotherapy is a proven technique that works. And sclerotherapy doesn’t cause more spider veins.
The most common side effects, which are minor and temporary, include:
These side effects usually go away in a few days, and they are more annoying than uncomfortable. You may not even experience them. Your doctor will answer any questions or concerns you may have about your risks and what to expect before your procedure.
The effect of the treatment is permanent as veins are eliminated and reabsorbed into the body. These veins will not darken or reappear, but the treatment will not prevent the formation of new veins. You may require more treatments if new veins emerge and become problematic.
The amount of therapy sessions you need depends on the size of your spider veins and the degree to which they have spread. To get near-complete results, most individuals need 2 to 4 therapy sessions. The procedures should be carried out several weeks to a month apart to ensure complete healing before re-administering the medicine.
Sclerotherapy cost varies on the location and severity of the spider veins being treated, the amount of sclerosant medicine needed, the number of injections, and the number of follow-up sessions. A single session of Sclerotherapy costs $400-600 on average.
"The treatment was far easier than I ever imagined, or I think it was the Doctor who made it easier for me. I was terrified at the beginning but their care and professionalism made things very easy for me.Derek P.
Sclerotherapy is one of several options for the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins. Your vein doctor in NYC considers several factors, including the severity of your symptoms, when choosing laser vs. sclerotherapy.
Other vein treatments include:
Your doctor makes the determination based on your symptoms, previous vein problems, and your overall health. If you are one of the many people bothered by vein problems in NYC or NJ, choose a top vein specialist. You can count on the expertise you will find at the Vein Care Center. Contact the nearest office location today for a vein consultation.