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Varicose Vein Removal

How Sclerotherapy Is A Proven Treatment For Spider Veins And Varicose Veins

Have you been suffering from varicose or spider veins? Do you want to cover up your puffy and discolored leg veins? Are you scared of surgery?  Don’t worry! Our expert doctors at the Varicose Vein Center in Long Island, NY, successfully perform minimally invasive treatment with well-researched procedures to make you tension free.

Sclerotherapy treatment services offered by our staff for vein restoration are one of the most effective and painless treatments to remove unsightly, uncomfortable veins.

Spider and varicose veins can be more than just unsightly; they are also physically painful for many patients. Many innovations have taken place in the varicose vein treatment industry recently. Sclerotherapy is an advanced vein removal procedure that is considered the gold standard in treating spider and smaller varicose veins.

At the Varicose Vein Center, we ensure that the outcomes of these procedures are as good as those of nerve-racking vein surgery.

Overview Of Sclerotherapy Treatment

Sclerotherapy is an injectable vein treatment done in our office on an outpatient basis. It is a chemical solution that is injected into a varicose vein, causing the vein walls to crumble, bind together, and seal shut. It treats infected veins and redirects blood flow to the healthier veins.

A sclerosing agent is delivered directly into the visible vein. The solution irritates the vein lining, causing the vein to seal together and collapse. The body eventually absorbs the treated vein and redirects the blood through nearby healthy veins.

The encased vein is re-absorbed into the body and gradually fades from view over a few weeks. Sometimes, multiple sclerotherapy treatments may be required to achieve the desired results. 

Our vein removal center also offers ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, a procedure in which ultrasound technology is used to locate large varicose veins beneath the skin’s surface and infuse them with a chemical solution to seal off the infected vein. Our Sclerotherapy treatments consistently produce the desired, long-term results for patients.

How Sclerotherapy Removes Spider Veins?

Our veins have valves that are responsible to ensure blood flows in only one direction to the heart. When valves are damaged, they can weaken, allowing blood to leak back into the veins and accumulate. This causes the damaged veins to protrude above the skin’s surface. These unsightly varicose veins can cause blood clots, ulcers, and other serious health problems.

Fortunately, sclerotherapy has been an effective vein treatment procedure for diseased varicose veins and other vein issues. The entire process can be completed within an hour.

During this spider vein therapy, you will be injected with an irritant solution directly into the vein using a tiny needle. This solution causes the vein to inflame and collapse, forcing blood to flow through healthier nearby veins. Your body will eventually reabsorb the spider veins so that these are no longer visible on the skin’s surface.

Reasons Why Sclerotherapy Treatment Is Quite Effective

Sclerotherapy is the most commonly used procedure for removing unsightly veins. Below are the reasons why sclerotherapy is gaining popularity:

1) Sclerotherapy Is Very Effective

Most patients are pleased with their sclerotherapy results, with as many as 50-80% of injected veins vanishing in a single treatment. You’ll walk away from the procedure with smooth and healthy-looking skin.

Spider vein therapy may be the answer if you’ve been avoiding wearing that summer dress or your favorite pair of shorts due to bulging and web-like veins.

Although sclerotherapy has been effective for most patients, there is no guarantee that it will work for everyone. Nonetheless, spider veins usually disappear in three to six weeks. Large or varicose veins generally fade in three to four months. You may need to return to us for additional treatment if new unsightly veins appear.

2) Sclerotherapy Is A Simple Process

Sclerotherapy treatments are available in our office and take less than an hour. You can go back home the same day, and we recommend walking to avoid situations like blood clots.

You should refrain from strenuous activities for up to two weeks following the procedure. Excessive sun exposure may result in dark spots around the injection site.

3) Sclerotherapy Can Help With Pain Relief

Although the procedure was initially used to treat cosmetic issues such as varicose or spider veins, sclerotherapy treatments address the underlying issues responsible for the unsightly visible veins in the first place. Sclerotherapy can eliminate the pain and discomfort that comes with it.

The process is painless and does not require anesthesia. It does not need us to cut or remove any skin tissue. Apart from this, Sclerotherapy has numerous other advantages.