If you're tired of gnarled, enlarged varicose veins, you may consider sclerotherapy. Often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins, sclerotherapy collapses the affected vein, significantly reducing how visible it is. Call or go online to schedule an appointment with Bradley Radwaner, MD at Elite Veins NY.
There are many benefits to sclerotherapy. No anesthesia is required, and patients report little to no discomfort during and after the procedure.
Sclerotherapy is recognized as a safe and effective medical treatment for spider veins and varicose veins, and most insurance companies cover it in many cases. Additionally, sclerotherapy does not keep patients down for much time, if any, after the procedure.
As is true of all medical procedures, there is always a certain level of risk involved. Some side effects at the site of the injection may include:
Most of these side effects should go away within a few days to several weeks, while some may take months or even years to disappear altogether.
While less likely to occur, serious side effects are a possibility, including inflammation, blood clots, air bubbles, or allergic reaction. Dr. Radwaner will further discuss risks before the procedure.
You will lie with your legs slightly elevated, and your doctor will use a needle to insert a solution into the affected veins slowly. The number of injections you will receive depends on the number and size of veins being treated.
Everyone reacts differently to sclerotherapy; however, definitive results can generally be expected within three to six weeks.
If you are interested in learning more about sclerotherapy, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Radwaner, of Elite Veins NY. Please call or schedule an appointment online.
Elite Veins NY is a concierge practice without a concierge fee. Before your appointment, please provide the office with your insurance policy number and group number in order for us to check your out-of-network coverage. Participates in Medicare only.