What is Sclerotherapy?
Spider veins are those tiny small blue and red blood vessels seen mostly on the legs. They may be caused by genetics, hormonal changes, obesity, certain medications, blood clots, and some medical conditions. The late Dr. Eugene Bodian was the pioneer of Sclerotherapy. Dr. Adam Bodian continues to perform sclerotherapy to reduce or remove the appearance of spider veins with the experitse handed down to him by his father. A minimally invasive procedure with no downtime for recovery, sclerotherapy may give you an even skin tone that you'll want to show off in short shorts. Schedule a consultation at Bodian Dermatology in Great Neck, NY to learn more about nonsurgical sclerotherapy, plus other skin treatments.
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"I have had treatment for skin growth as well as cosmetic needs. Dr. Bodian is one of the best I've ever worked with. He is professional, thorough, gentle, and has a terrific bedside manner. He has also treated my family members, with the utmost care and skill for their safety and health."- L.W. / Google / Apr 14, 2023
What Are the Benefits of Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy administered by Dr. Bodian at his Great Neck, NY facility is an excellent way to reduce the appearance of unsightly and unwanted spider veins. Benefits of this treatment include:
- Increasing confidence in the appearance of your skin
- Minimally invasive and quick procedures
- Eradicating or minimizing the look of spider veins and varicose veins
- No anesthesia, no incisions, and little or no downtime
- Results are noticeable shortly after the procedure
- Issues can usually be resolved in 1 – 2 treatments
Will sclerotherapy Work for Me?
Sclerotherapy is helpful for patients who don't like the small or medium blood vessels that can be seen through their skin. Generally, these spider veins are most obvious on the legs so they avoid shorts, swimsuits, or other clothing that do not cover their spider veins. Patients getting sclerotherapy must be in good overall health the day of their treatment to minimize the chance of reactions or complications. Patients should not have a history of blood clots or be pregnant.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Sclerotherapy can be performed in a private treatment room quickly and with no anesthesia. The spider veins to be corrected will be marked, and then the skin will be sanitized. A fine needle will be inserted into the vein, and the sclerosing solution will be applied. The needle will be removed and a bandage will cover the injection site to treat any minor bleeding. The procedure can be repeated until all spider veins have been treated.
What to Expect after SCLEROTHERAPY
Once you are done with sclerotherapy, you can leave when you feel comfortable to resume all normal activities. You may have some redness, swelling, or bruising in the treated areas, but this will usually subside on its own. It may take a while for the treatment to work, but the treated veins should shrink, turn white, and then fade or disappear. You may need at least two treatments to get your optimal results, but most patients are pleased with their improvements after one treatment.
Is sclerotherapy safe?
Yes, sclerotherapy is a safe and effective way to reduce spider veins. It is minimally invasive, so there are few side effects involved. Of course, it's best to consult with a professional at Bodian Dermatology to determine your candidacy for treatment. We want to make sure you get the best results possible while reducing your risk of complications.
Does sclerotherapy hurt?
Most patients report that sclerotherapy is only slightly uncomfortable and the procedure itself takes just a few minutes. The needles used by Dr. Bodian are very thin, so you may only experience mild pressure during treatment. Our team will also make sure you feel completely comfortable throughout your procedure.
Does sclerotherapy prevent future spider veins from forming?
Sclerotherapy can help reduce the appearance of spider veins, but it cannot guarantee that new ones won't form. Regular exercise and healthy living habits can go a long way in helping maintain your results. However, if you notice new spider veins or varicose veins appearing in the future, feel free to schedule an appointment to explore your options in Great Neck, NY.
Banish Spider Veins
The unattractive spider veins that appear on your body and face can be annoying as they multiply over time so find out more about sclerotherapy at Bodian Dermatology in Great Neck, NY to address your problem. Dr. Bodian can build a personalized treatment plan with sclerotherapy and talk about other cosmetic services that will help you look and feel more attractive.
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