If you suffer from varicose or spider veins, you know that they are more than a blemish on your skin. It’s bad enough that you can’t stand how those twisting ropes or webs of veins look on your legs. What’s worse is the fact that you are in pain. Varicose veins can cause a deep aching and throbbing that doesn’t go away. It can get worse when you have been standing for a long time or simply by being on your feet.

While there are things that you can do to relieve your pain, such as wearing compression stockings or elevating your feet, that doesn’t give you a solution to the problem. It’s recommended to walk in order to improve your condition, but your legs bother you too much to walk. You need an answer to your vein problem. Sclerotherapy could help.

Understanding Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical alternative for vein removal. Surgical options are generally more involved, pose greater risks and will mean a longer recovery. Sclerotherapy is a relatively simple procedure. Our doctor will pinpoint any problematic veins that need to be treated. Once the vein has been located, an injection of a special solution is made into the vein. This solution causes the walls of the vein to become irritated. The vein will eventually close. Your body is a remarkable wonder and will direct blood to other veins, causing no disruption in your circulation.

After your procedure, you will need to wear compression stockings for a recommended amount of time from our doctor. Depending on how serious your veins are, you may need to wear them for a prolonged period of time. You will also be advised to walk regularly to improve your circulation.

Why Choose Sclerotherapy?

This is a procedure that is much easier on your body when compared to other surgical options, such as vein stripping. It can finally give you relief from the aching and discomfort that has been brought on by your troublesome veins. Most importantly, you will see those blemishes on your skin fade away over time. Sclerotherapy will not provide immediate results. You will need to wait several months before you see your veins disappear, but it will be worth the wait.

Ask Our Doctor if Sclerotherapy is Right for You

If you have had enough of your unsightly or painful veins, make an appointment at Grossman Dermatology, with locations in New York City and Santa Monica. Sclerotherapy is a brief procedure that takes place in our office. You won’t have to worry about a prolonged recovery or a great deal of downtime. This is one option that proves to be effective for many patients. Ask our doctor about scheduling a sclerotherapy procedure for you so that you can finally say goodbye to those problematic veins. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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