Advanced Dermatology Associates -  - Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology Practice

Advanced Dermatology Associates

Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology Practices located across Manhattan and the Bronx, New York City, NY

Sclerotherapy is often the most effective treatment for spider veins or varicose veins. Advanced Dermatology offers sclerotherapy for men and women who want to get rid of the obvious blood vessels and red spots to finally feel confident again. Book your sclerotherapy appointment with the certified and highly skilled team at one of the five convenient locations in Midtown Manhattan, Harlem and the Bronx, New York. Book now using the online tool or by phone.

Sclerotherapy Q & A


What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a solution for veins and red spots caused by vascular issues. Sclerotherapy works well for spider veins, but may also work for some smaller varicose veins.

During sclerotherapy, your provider has you relax while the area with the veins is exposed. They inject a sclerosing agent into each target vein, which agitates your vein walls. Over time, that agitation causes vein collapse.

When the veins collapse, the blood within shifts to other parts of your body. Your body slowly reabsorbs the vein tissue once the blood's all gone, leaving your skin smooth and vein-free.


Is sclerotherapy right for me?

Sclerotherapy is a great choice for you if you're unhappy with the appearance of your spider veins, varicose veins, or small vascular red spots.

Many men and women who suffer from spider veins, varicose veins, and vascular red spots have both cosmetic appearance woes and physical symptoms such as pain or burning. Sclerotherapy can significantly or completely relieve these physical symptoms by collapsing the offending veins.

Most sclerotherapy patients are 30-60 years old, but any adult in good general health usually qualifies for sclerotherapy if it's needed or wanted.


When will I see results after sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy results aren't instantaneous. Full results usually take around 3-6 weeks. For larger varicose veins, it could take 3-4 months to get final results. You'll usually notice a gradual fading of vein color as the veins collapse and the blood reroutes itself to other, deeper veins in your body.


How many sclerotherapy treatments do I need?

It depends on your specific case. Some patients need only one treatment to get optimal results, while others need several sclerotherapy treatments. If you need multiple treatments, you'll typically wait around six weeks between each treatment to ensure that you see full results before proceeding.


How long is recovery time?

There's no downtime at all. You'll wear a compression garment in the treatment area for a few weeks, but you'll be able to go about your normal routine. Walking helps you avoid blood clots, but your provider may restrict heavy exercise for a couple of weeks post-sclerotherapy.

If your spider or varicose veins are embarrassing or even hurting you, don't live with it any longer. Book your appointment at Advanced Dermatology online or by phone today.

Please contact us at 1-800-545-SKIN (7546).