Sclerotherapy Treatment in NYC
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A sclerotherapy practice is a medical facility where patients have access to advanced treatments for varicose and spider veins. These treatments are often performed by a qualified medical professional, such as an internist or cardiologist. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that uses fine needles to reduce the size of blood vessels, known as varicose veins, in order to help them return to a normal state. This treatment is offered at sclerotherapy practices.
The cost of a sclerotherapy treatment varies from one person to the next and is dependent upon a number of factors unique to each situation, including:
– Geographic location of the practice
– The level of experience of the provider
– The severity of the patient’s condition
– Number of sessions needed for optimal results
– The desired results of the patient
The cost of a sclerotherapy treatment can range from anywhere between $100 to $500, with the average costing around $343.
Sclerotherapy injections can be painful, but vein doctors use a local anesthetic to numb the area in order to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. After receiving an injection of the sclerosant, some people experience a localized cramping or burning sensation; this feeling typically only lasts a few seconds and most people would describe sclerotherapy as not painful. Experienced vein doctors use lidocaine—a local anesthetic used to block sensations so the treatment is not painful—to numb the area before giving the injection. Lidocaine is commonly used in many medical procedures; it is also commonly used in dental procedures to numb the gums before drilling out a cavity. In cases where there is any discomfort during the procedure, it is important to let the vein doctor know; they can take steps to keep the patient as comfortable as possible while performing sclerotherapy.
The recovery from sclerotherapy is relatively simple and straightforward; it does not cause limitations in the ability to perform everyday activities. Soon after the sclerotherapy treatment, it is important to stand up and start walking around; this is essential for returning to one’s daily routine and also ensures blood clots do not have a chance to form, which can cause serious medical complications. In many cases, people can expect to return to work and their usual activities without many restrictions after undergoing sclerotherapy. However, it may be recommended to avoid overexertion and strenuous exercises for three to five days after treatment; this allows the legs enough time to heal. Symptoms such as mild discomfort and bruising should resolve within two to six weeks and should not cause any significant problems. To enhance results and prevent future blood clots, it may be suggested for patients to wear compression socks or bandages; compression socks will help to improve blood flow and enhance circulation in the treatment areas. Compression socks are only typically needed for about one to two weeks to ensure proper recovery from sclerotherapy treatment.
The number of sclerotherapy treatment sessions it takes to achieve the desired results is different in every situation and depends upon a number of factors unique to each patient, including:
– The severity of the condition
– How long the condition has been present
– The desired results of the patient
– How the patient responds to the treatments
In mild cases, patients will likely only need one or two treatments to achieve propitious results; moderate to severe cases may require three to four sessions.
If you or someone you know has unsightly veins, trust the professionals at Elite Veins NY to help you achieve smooth, clear skin. Call us today to book an appointment at our sclerotherapy practice, or visit our office conveniently located at 136 East 57th Street, Suite 1001, NYC 10022. We serve patients from the New York City NY, Queens NY, Brooklyn NY, Manhattan NY, Bronx NY, Hoboken NJ, West New York NJ and surrounding areas.