Sclerotherapy Conditions & Treatments in NYC
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Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose veins that involves inserting a fine needle into the vein to deliver a medication that constricts the vein. This causes the vein to become smaller and less visible. Sclerotherapy is used to treat both superficial and deep varicose veins, and the majority of people see an improvement in their varicose veins after only one treatment. Sclerotherapy is also an effective treatment for spider veins, and can safely reduce the appearance of these types of veins.
No, sclerotherapy is not considered surgery. Rather, it is a minimally invasive procedure, which comes with many benefits over the surgical alternatives including reduced recovery period and downtime, as well as fewer risks or side effects. Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical procedure that is used to effectively treat varicose and spider veins; it is often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein and does not require any incisions or prolonged recovery periods. In this minimally invasive treatment, the sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The vein then collapses and is reabsorbed into local tissue until it eventually fades. After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.
The length of time it takes to see results after sclerotherapy is different in every situation and depends on several factors unique to each patient, including:
– The number of varicose veins
– The size and length of varicose veins
– How long they have been present
– The unique physiology of the patient
– How the patient responds to the treatment
In the majority of cases, the appearance of the varicose veins will worsen before they improve after sclerotherapy. It is often recommended to use a topical cream in order to reduce hyperpigmentation; it may also be recommended to use compression stockings for 2 to 12 weeks following the procedure. Normally, it takes six to eight weeks for the veins to resolve, although this figure depends on the size, length, thickness and number of varicose veins being treated.
For most patients, a single sclerotherapy treatment is all that is needed to get rid of spider veins; however, a series of sclerotherapy treatments may be needed in some cases, including in patients with larger varicose veins. After a sclerotherapy treatment, smaller spider veins should begin to fade or disappear within roughly three to four weeks. Larger veins, including varicose veins, may take as long as four to six months to fade after sclerotherapy.
The number of times a person can get sclerotherapy varies from one situation to the next and is dependent upon several factors, including:
– The patient’s condition
– The severity of the patient’s condition
– The patient’s desired outcomes
– How the patient responds to the therapy
– The overall health of the patient
While the ideal number of sclerotherapy sessions varies from individual to individual, it typically takes two to four treatments for the best results. In patients with milder cases, one to two sclerotherapy treatments will often suffice. In general, cases that involve more veins or larger veins require more treatment sessions.
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