Vein Reduction at Amavi Medspa in Bay Shore, NY
Vital to our body, veins are easy to ignore when they’re working well. It’s when they start to appear as swollen and twisted, achy, blue bulges under the skin that we finally take notice! Did you know that an estimated half of all Americans over age 50 are affected by varicose veins, and women are twice as likely as men to develop them?
Fortunately, there’s help for this common vein disorder. Sclerotherapy is a proven and trusted treatment that provides relief from small, painful vein concerns, including varicose and smaller spider veins. For smaller spider veins and broken blood vessels, laser facials are another effective treatment option.
Sclerotherapy injects affected veins with a highly concentrated saline (salt) or glycerin solution, which irritates the lining of the blood vessel and causes it to swell and close shut. Three to six weeks after treatment, the treated veins start turning into scar tissue and fading from view.
Sclerotherapy at Amavi Medspa in Bay Shore, NY is an effective treatment for:
- Small varicose veins
- Spider veins
Frequently Asked Questions about Sclerotherapy at Amavi Medspa in Suffolk, NY
How is sclerotherapy at Amavi Medspa in Bay Shore, NY performed?
After determining the exact location of your affected veins, we inject a highly concentrated sclerosant (a salt water or glycerin solution) into your veins. This solution irritates the blood vessel and causes it to swell and eventually close. Over the weeks and months following treatment, your treated veins will gradually fade from view.
Are there any side effects or downtime with sclerotherapy?
As with any injection, you may experience redness and swelling at the injection site. You should be able to return to your regular day immediately after treatment.
When will I see results*?
The salt water or glycerin solution takes a few weeks to start taking effect, gradually starting to close veins in the weeks following treatment. It can take up to three to four months for your veins to disappear completely.