Injectable Options for Spider and Varicose Veins
Treatment for spider and varicose veins has become much less invasive over the years, thanks to the introduction of injectable solutions and other types of therapies. At Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan, Dr. Ronald Lev offers a wide range of solutions to eliminate unattractive, uncomfortable veins and their often painful symptoms. Injectable treatments continue to be a popular option at Dr. Lev’s New York City office, due to their safety, efficacy and lack of downtime.
Asclera for Small, Superficial Spider Veins
Asclera (polidocanol) is a prescription medication used to treat small spider veins and reticular veins located close to the skin’s surface. These veins usually appear as red or blue lines and may develop in a network that resembles a starburst pattern or a spider’s web. When Asclera is injected into the vein, it irritates the vessel lining so the vein seals closed. The collapsed vein is eventually replaced with tissue and blood is rerouted to healthy veins nearby.
Foam Sclerotherapy Offers Options for Larger Veins
Larger varicose veins can be treated with ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. This procedure uses a foam sclerosing agent that is more effective in displacing blood inside the vessel and covering a larger area. Ultrasound can be used to locate veins deeper under the surface of the skin, guiding the needle precisely into the vein for the injection. Ultrasound can also be used after the procedure to ensure the sclerosing agent was successful in sealing the vein shut.
Clarivein Combines Treatments for Effective Results
Clarivein is a revolutionary procedure that takes the principle behind sclerotherapy to a whole new level. This procedure combines mechanical agitation with the sclerosing agent used in injectable treatments to provide even better coverage for larger varicose veins. A very narrow catheter is used to deliver the solution during this treatment, which is inserted via a tiny incision that requires no stitches and leaves no visible scarring.
Choosing the Right Treatment for You
With many sclerotherapy treatments to choose from, Dr. Lev is able to customize all his procedures to the unique needs of each patient. He will help you determine which procedure will work the best for you, based on your medical history and the size and placement of your spider or varicose veins. When injectable treatments are recommended, the procedure is relatively quick and painless and there is no downtime after treatment.
Spider and varicose veins can be an embarrassing and painful problem, but help is available. To learn more about injectable treatment options, contact Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan at 212-204-6501.