Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center near Larchmont, NY
(Offers a brief overview of sclerotherapy treatment to correct spider veins and varicose veins)
Do you have spider or varicose veins and would like more information about your treatment options?
Spider and varicose veins are an embarrassing, uncomfortable, and even life-threatening condition that affects more than half of the U.S. population aged 50 and over. Caused by weaknesses in the valves of the veins, varicose veins form when blood begins to flow backward away from the heart and pool up in the veins. In most cases, spider and varicose veins will not improve or go away over time and will only worsen if left untreated. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available to correct spider and varicose veins. Below is a brief overview of sclerotherapy, the most common form of treatment for both spider veins and varicose veins.
How Sclerotherapy Works
In a sclerotherapy procedure, your doctor will inject a liquid chemical into the affected vein using a small needle. The chemical causes the walls of the vein to thicken, swell, and stick together, sealing off the vein and completely stopping the flow of blood. The treated vein turns into scar tissue and eventually fades within a few weeks following treatment. Because the treatment does not require anesthesia, it can be completed in the doctor’s office and you may resume normal activities immediately after. After treatment, your doctor may advise you to wear compression stockings to aid in the healing process and decrease swelling.
Sclerotherapy treatment may need to be completed more than once for each affected vein. Treatments are typically done every four to six weeks, allowing time for the chemical to work and healing to occur. When done correctly, this type of treatment is very effective for both spider veins and varicose veins.
If you have noticed spider veins or varicose veins on your body and are considering treatment, call the Premiere Vein Center of Larchmont, NY today. We would be happy to offer you more information about sclerotherapy and other available treatments.