Manhattan Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment
Eliminate Unsightly Veins
If you’re seeking relief from varicose veins and spider veins, consider treatment at Discreet Plastic Surgery. Our board-certified surgeons use sclerotherapy to correct these common types of vein disorders and rejuvenate otherwise aged, discolored ankles and legs.
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for both varicose and spider veins and can be used to treat multiple veins at once. The procedure involves injecting a solution directly into the affected veins, causing them to shrink and eventually disappear.
While your varicose veins and spider veins aren’t usually a serious health concern, they can appear unsightly, make you feel self-conscious, and even cause discomfort such as pain, swelling, and itching.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged, twisted, and unsightly. Any vein can become varicosed, but the superficial veins of the legs are most commonly affected.
That’s because your lower extremities — including your feet, ankles, and legs — have an extensive network for veins both deep and superficial. Standing and walking for prolonged periods increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body, often contributing to the development of varicose veins.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are a mild variation of varicose veins. They’re smaller and closer to the skin’s surface, often appearing as thin red, blue, or purple lines. Spider veins are often considered an unsightly cosmetic burden that can be treated with sclerotherapy.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
During sclerotherapy, a fine needle is used to inject a solution into the targeted vein or veins. In modern sclerotherapy, the most common solutions are either sodium tetradecyl sulfate or polidocanol, although hypertonic saline, a concentrated salt solution, is sometimes used.
Dr. Kaufman or Dr. Doshi will determine which solution to use based on the severity of your affected area and your current health.
The solution essentially works by irritating the lining of the vein, causing it to become inflamed and stick together. Over time, the body absorbs the damaged vein, and blood flow is rerouted through healthier veins.
The procedure is relatively painless, doesn’t require any anesthesia, and typically only takes about 30 minutes to complete. The number of treatments required will depend on the size and location of your affected veins, as well as your overall health. You’ll likely see results within a few weeks of treatment, with full results visible within a few months.
What Are the Benefits of Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment that provides many benefits to patients like you who suffer from varicose veins and spider veins.
For example, sclerotherapy is:
- Minimally invasive: One of the primary benefits of sclerotherapy is that you can avoid the risks and complications associated with surgery, including anesthesia and a prolonged recovery period.
- Super convenient: Sclerotherapy is a relatively quick procedure that Dr. Doshi or Dr. Kaufman can perform right in their office, making it a convenient option to fit in your busy schedule.
In addition to convenience, sclerotherapy can boost your confidence and make you feel more comfortable by improving the appearance of your legs, feet, and ankles and alleviating symptoms such as pain and discomfort.
Is Sclerotherapy Right for You?
At Discreet Plastic Surgery, we offer sclerotherapy as a safe, effective, comfortable treatment option for unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins and spider veins.
Dr. Kaufman and Dr. Doshi use their industry expertise, the latest techniques and technology, and customized treatment plans to ensure you receive the best possible care. They’ll also work with you to custom-tailor your self-care measures and behavior modification in order to optimize your results.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how sclerotherapy can benefit you.