Sclerotherapy: Vein Treatment
If you have spider veins on your body you may want to consider Sclerotherapy to remove them,
Sclerotherapy can easily and painlessly remove your unwanted spider veints.
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a popular method of eliminating varicose veins and superficial telangiectasias (“spider veins”) in which a solution, called a “sclerosing agent,” is injected into the veins.
What Are Spider Veins?
These are the small, dilated veins seen frequently on the thighs, around the knees, on the calves, and around the ankles.
Do They Serve A Purpose?
No. They represent a dilation of surface vessels secondary to increased pressure in the deeper veins.
Is Sclerotherapy For Everyone?
The majority of persons who have sclerotherapy performed will get cleared of their varicosities or at least see good improvement. Unfortunately, however, 10% of patients who undergo sclerotherapy have poor to fair results. (“Poor results” means that the veins have not totally disappeared after six treatments.) In very rare instances, the patient’s condition may become worse after sclerotherapy treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments needed to clear or improve the condition differs from patient to patient, depending on the extent of varicose and spider veins present. One to six or more treatments may be needed, the average is three to four. Individual veins usually require one to three treatments.
Feel free to schedule a consultation with Board Certified Dermatologist, Debra Jaliman, MD at her Manhattan, New York office to discuss your Sclerotherapy treatment.
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