What Is Sclerotherapy?
Spider veins are those pesky red lines that seem to show up on certain parts of our bodies. These twisted, unsightly veins are not only unpleasant to look at, but can be quite painful as well. Spider veins are often characterized by regular intervals of itching, burning, and irritation. Luckily, relief is available in the form of vein sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate spider veins. The procedure involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse, stick together and clot the blood.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Vein sclerotherapy involves the injection of a sclerosing solution into the tiny blood vessels that make up spider veins. After administering the injection, the superficial blood vessels targeted by the treatment eventually collapse and are reabsorbed by the body. The blood that once flowed through these blood vessels automatically reroutes to new ones.
This treatment is harmless and can provide patients with long-term relief.
What Does Sclerotherapy Treat?
Sclerotherapy is primarily made to address spider veins on the face and certain parts of the body. Sclerotherapy is preferred by many medical professionals for its speed, efficiency, and its lack of downtime.
What to Expect During Treatment
A standard vein sclerotherapy procedure will involve you lying down on a comfortable bed while one of our staff members administers the sclerosing solution. Once the injection has been finished, compression bandages will be applied to the injection site. You will need to wear these bandages overnight or possibly longer in some cases.
The injection procedure itself may feel somewhat uncomfortable at first, but we will do all we can to make the experience as tolerable as possible for you.
Results of Treatment
You may see results in 3-6 weeks following the procedure.* While some soreness may be present, your vein sclerotherapy treatment will not cause any long term complications. After the bandages have been removed, you will see a reduction in the appearance of the targeted spider veins.* The best part of this treatment is that it results in no downtime. After your visit, you are free to go about your day with no need for bed rest.
Sclerotherapy in Lindenhurst Long Island, New York
Our Lindenhurst, New York center is dedicated to improving your health and comfort. Our sclerotherapy treatments can effectively help reduce the appearance of your spider veins while minimizing any irritation associated with these conditions. To request an appointment, please call us at (631) 429-DOSE or fill out the form below.