Summer's Not Over: Treat Your Spider Veins and Varicose Veins with Sclerotherapy

Summer's Not Over: Treat Your Spider Veins and Varicose Veins with Sclerotherapy

Board-certified surgeon and leading vein specialist Dr. Michael Gioscia of the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York, provides cutting-edge treatments that successfully eliminate varicose veins and spider veins.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Gioscia takes the time to fully evaluate your leg veins and devise the most effective treatment plan. This isn't a one-fix-for-all practice. Instead, Dr. Gioscia has extensive experience in all possible solutions.

Dr. Gioscia explains advanced sclerotherapy and its advantages in treating varicose and spider veins.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive, incisionless, painless vein treatment that qualified specialists use to eliminate the physical and cosmetic effects of varicose veins and spider veins.

During sclerotherapy, a chemical (sclerosing agent) injected into the targeted vein causes the vein walls to collapse. This action seals the vessel and prompts your body to reroute blood flow to a nearby healthy vein.

Bulging and discolored veins fade, leaving you with a cosmetically pleasing appearance that restores confidence and eradicates the swelling, discomfort, and other physical symptoms of unsightly leg veins.

How has sclerotherapy advanced?

Physicians have used sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins since the 1850s, but the treatment has undergone significant improvements in the intervening years.

Dr. Gioscia explains that a significant advancement relates to the type of sclerosing agents available to destroy the targeted vein. Compared to original formulas, modern agents are more effective, as well as less caustic and thus painless.

Improvements in technology include the advent of microfine needles that make it possible to treat even the smallest spider veins successfully. 

For larger varicose veins, ultrasound guidance improves accuracy and makes it possible to target even deep veins via a needle puncture rather than a surgical incision.

New sclerotherapy treatments such as Varithena effectively combine ultrasound guidance and a foaming sclerosing agent to collapse varicose veins with just one needle puncture. A topical numbing agent prevents discomfort at the puncture site.

What treatments are available for varicose and spider veins?

After your initial evaluation, Dr. Gioscia develops a personalized vein treatment strategy that may include:

These therapies meet Dr. Gioscia’s rigorous standards for effectiveness, comfort, and patient satisfaction. Provided by Dr. Gioscia at the Vein Institute of Westchester for your convenience, the treatments are fast, and recovery time is quick. You can return to work and other activities immediately after the treatment.

Don’t miss out on summertime fun or fashion. For personalized care by one of the nation’s premier vein specialists, schedule an evaluation today. Call (914) 997-8081 or request an appointment using our secure online service.

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