What Kind of Veins Can Be Treated with Sclerotherapy?

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Varicose and spider veins are the result of blood pooling in damaged or weakened veins. While they are generally considered a cosmetic issue, they can also cause discomfort if left untreated. Dr. Adam B. Bodian may recommend sclerotherapy to reduce the appearance of these veins.

Would you like to know more about sclerotherapy in Great Neck, NY? Call Bodian Dermatology and Medical Day Spa to book an appointment and learn about this minimally invasive option. We've helped countless patients manage bulging veins and feel confident in their skin.

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, and swollen blood vessels that usually appear on the legs. They're caused by weakened or damaged valves, which can result from genetics, pregnancy, obesity, prolonged standing or sitting, and other factors. These faulty valves prevent proper blood flow and cause blood to pool, leading to their characteristic appearance. Symptoms of varicose veins include:

  • Bulging veins
  • Itching or burning sensation around the veins
  • Aches, cramps, or swelling in the legs
  • A feeling of heaviness in the legs and feet

Varicose veins may increase your risk of issues such as blood clots. A healthcare professional like Dr. Bodian can evaluate your symptoms and recommend the appropriate treatment.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are thinner and closer to the surface of the skin. They can appear as red, blue, or purple lines on the legs, face, or other parts of the body. Like varicose veins, they are caused by damaged or weak valves that prevent proper blood flow. While they may not cause physical pain, many people seek treatment due to their unsightly appearance. Spider veins may be caused by factors like:

  • Genetics
  • Hormonal changes
  • Obesity
  • Certain medications or medical conditions

Introducing sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive option for treating varicose and spider veins. It involves administering a solution directly into the vein, causing it to collapse and be reabsorbed by the body. The procedure is performed in-office at Bodian Dermatology and Medical Day Spa and does not require anesthesia or downtime. Our Great Neck, NY patients often see improvements in their skin after just one or two sessions.

Who should consider sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy may be suitable if you have varicose or spider veins that impact your self-confidence or cause discomfort. However, it's essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional like Dr. Bodian to determine the best possible course of treatment. Patients with a history of blood clots or certain medical conditions may not be good candidates for sclerotherapy at this time.

What to expect after sclerotherapy

After the procedure, you may experience mild bruising or swelling in the treated area. These symptoms subside within a few days, and most people resume normal activities afterward. Our staff at Bodian Dermatology and Medical Day Spa will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible results. Patients are always welcome to book follow-up sclerotherapy sessions as needed.

Manage varicose and spider veins

Bulging veins are a cosmetic concern, but they also impact your overall well-being. Sclerotherapy has helped countless patients achieve smoother, healthier-looking skin. If you're interested in this procedure at Bodian Dermatology and Medical Day Spa, contact our Great Neck, NY office. Dr. Adam B. Bodian offers top-quality care and personalized treatment plans to help you look and feel your best.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.