What is sclerotherapy and how can it reduce spider and varicose veins?

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2020
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Red lines on the face and deep blue veins on the legs can be embarrassing for many men and women. These blood vessels are more prominent than others and are normally called spider and varicose veins. While mostly a cosmetic issue, some patients with varicose veins in the legs may also experience discomfort which can make it more important to have them treated effectively. The team at Primary Aesthetic Skin Care in Bedford, NY offers sclerotherapy as a treatment option for spider and varicose veins.

What is sclerotherapy?

Elena Ginsberg and her team describe sclerotherapy as an injectable treatment. Using a sclerosing gel, the blood vessel is injected directly and the sclerosing gel administered. Over the course of several days, the blood vessel will close and blood will be redirected to healthier veins. The body then absorbs the damaged vein, ensuring it no longer appears close to the skin. Sclerotherapy has been used for decades in the treatment of spider and varicose veins and is still considered one of the most effective methods of treatment.

What about laser therapies?

Laser sclerotherapy is also available, and can be used in conjunction with traditional sclerosing injections for faster, more dramatic results. Laser sclerotherapy is more comfortable than injections during traditional sclerotherapy injections, making it a popular option for areas such as the face where the skin is much more sensitive.

Which treatment is right for me?

Determining the best sclerotherapy option is essential to achieving the results patients desire. Our team may advise patients as to the best treatment based on their unique needs. During a consultation appointment, our providers will offer an evaluation to decide what treatment is needed to reduce the appearance of spider and varicose veins.

Call Primary Aesthetic Skin Care today!

Determine if you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy, and get started with aesthetic services for your face and body with our trusted team of providers. Call the office at (914) 234-8670 and visit the practice at 460 Old Post Road in Suite G. Bedford, NY area patients and beyond are all welcome at our facility for quality care!

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