Unsightly vascular abnormalities in the lower legs, which are sometimes referred to as spider veins, can be unsightly and discomforting. They can sometimes be associated with changes in your body composition, pregnancy, hormonal changes, and certain occupations that require prolonged periods of standing.
They most often appear on legs, feet, calves, and thighs in shades of red, blue, and purple. Once they develop they can expand and worsen with age.
Here at Julie Kupersmith MD, PC our doctors Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD can perform sclerotherapy to help reduce the appearance of spider veins.
Careful preparation is required to maximize the effectiveness of sclerotherapy and minimize complications. This could include not taking aspirin, herbal supplements, and other medications that could potentially increase your risk of bleeding.
Tobacco use can also complicate the sclerotherapy treatment. If you use tobacco on a frequent basis, you might want to consult with your primary physician to find the cessation program that’s right for you.
During the sclerotherapy treatment, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD will carefully inject a sclerosing solution into your legs in the appropriate location. This is designed to irritate the inner walls of the affected veins causing them to collapse. This will cause them to gradually fade away.
Once this is done the area will be dressed in a compressive tape or wrap, such as an ACE bandage. Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD will help explain any other post-treatment and aftercare measures.
If you live in the New Rochelle, New York, area and you have been struggling with the increased appearance of spider veins on your lower extremities, you should call 914.235.5171 to schedule an appointment at Julie Kupersmith MD, PC.