8 Benefits of Sclerotherapy

When it comes to banishing problematic veins from your legs, one of the most effective approaches is sclerotherapy.

At VeinMedic, Dr. Michael Kassouf and our team of vascular specialists have a considerable amount of experience helping patients with spider veins and varicose veins. We offer several different treatment options, including sclerotherapy. With this treatment, we inject a sclerosant into your vein, causing it to collapse and your blood to reroute itself to healthier vessels.

Here’s a look at eight benefits of using sclerotherapy to address your troublesome veins.

1. Resolving your discomfort

If your varicose veins present problems with discomfort, such as itchiness or a dull ache, sclerotherapy gets right to the source of the problem and relieves the discomfort almost immediately.

2. Quick procedure

In most cases, sclerotherapy treatments last only 30 minutes. During this in-office procedure, we inject your target veins in several locations and then wait for the sclerosant to go to work.

3. No anesthesia

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure in which we use only needles. We may give you a topical anesthetic for your comfort, but there’s no need for general anesthesia, as most patients tolerate the procedure extremely well.

4. No downtime

Another benefit of sclerotherapy is that there’s no downtime. After your quick-and-easy procedure, you’re free to resume your normal activities, though we may recommend that you temporarily wear compression stockings to encourage better circulation. In fact, we urge you to remain active so that your blood flows freely, helping you to avoid blood clots.

5. Few side effects

Since we’re only using injections, most people don’t experience any side effects of note, other than some mild soreness, bruising, or redness at the injections sites.

6. Immediate results

The sclerosant we use goes to work almost immediately in disabling your treated veins. As soon as the veins no longer support blood flow, rest assured that your blood finds healthier vessels and your circulation won’t be affected.

7. Reliable results

Sclerotherapy has been the go-to treatment for spider veins and varicose veins for some time (it’s been in use since the 19th century) and produces extremely reliable results. In other words, it works.

8. Your legs are, once again, blemish-free

The final benefit of sclerotherapy is why most of our patients choose the treatment. Very shortly after your procedure, you’ll regain blemish-free legs that no longer feature unsightly veins. You may need a series of treatments, depending upon the extent of the problem, but we’re sure you’ll be satisfied with the results.

To schedule your sclerotherapy appointment today, contact one of our New York City-area offices in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge, Manhattan's Washington Heights, Elmhurst in Queens, and Mount Hope in the Bronx.

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