Sclerotherapy Specialist

All Island Dermatology -  - Dermatology and Cosmetic Center

All Island Dermatology

Dermatology and Cosmetic Center located in Garden City, NY & Glen Cove, NY

If your unsightly varicose or spider veins are wrecking your confidence, consider sclerotherapy at All Island Dermatology in Garden City and Glen Cove, New York. The team of board-certified providers offers same-day treatment to get rid of troubling veins. Call to schedule an appointment or use the online feature to book at your convenience.

Sclerotherapy Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are knotty, rope-like veins that typically develop in your lower legs and feet. They usually have a dark blue, green, or purple appearance. They’re common and generally harmless, but they can cause complications like pain and blood clots in some people.

What causes varicose veins?

Varicose veins form when there’s a compromise in how your veins function as they pump blood. They have one-way valves that keep blood traveling to your heart. When the valves get weak or have structural damage, blood backs up and makes your veins swell. The swollen veins are varicose veins.

What are spider veins?

Like varicose veins, spider veins are also visible veins close to your skin’s surface. They get their name from the weblike formations they make. Spider veins are typically purple, red, or blue. Also like varicose veins, spider veins form because of your feeder veins are functioning properly.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is All Island Dermatology’s preferred method for treating both varicose and spider veins. It’s an in-office, same-day procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia. To perform sclerotherapy, your provider injects a medicinal solution into your varicose and spider veins. The chemicals in the solution cause your veins to collapse and recede.

What can I expect during sclerotherapy treatment?

Depending on how many veins you have to treat, the procedure only takes about 15-30 minutes. You’ll relax in your private room and put your legs in a comfortable position.

Your provider injects each varicose and spider vein with a tiny needle. You may feel a sting or pinch, but most people find it easy to tolerate.

You won’t need anesthesia or anyone to drive you home. The team at All Island Dermatology gets you up and walking immediately following the sclerotherapy session.  

How long does it take to notice improvements in my veins?

It usually takes three to four weeks for your small or average sized veins to respond to your sclerotherapy treatment. The bigger the vein, the longer it takes for it to disappear. For the largest veins, it can take up to four months.

Your provider checks you at regular intervals to see how your veins are responding. Occasionally, a follow-up treatment may be necessary.

To schedule your sclerotherapy, call All Island Dermatology or use the online scheduler.