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    How to Treat Varicose Veins

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Do you still have questions about ambulatory phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, or other varicose vein topics?  These helpful websites may help to answer them. 

    • Varicose veins, when left untreated, can result in serious complications.  Visit the Mayo Clinic website to read about varicose veins.
    • Find out more about the causes of varicose veins and their symptoms from the American College of Phlebology website.
    • Ambulatory phlebectomy can be very effective in treating surface varicose veins.  Read this overview from Medscape Reference to learn more about this procedure.
    • Asclera is a sclerosant solution that can be used to seal off smaller varicosities and spider veins.  This article from Asclera.com provides more information about this advanced solution.
    • You can also learn more about sclerotherapy and other treatments used to eliminate varicose veins on HealthyVeins.org.

    You can also contact the experts at Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan at (212) 204-6501 for more information.

    Signs that Ambulatory Phlebectomy Can Solve Your Vein Problems

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient surgical procedure that is performed to remove large, twisted varicose veins from the legs.  At Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan, our board-certified phlebologists perform this procedure in-office under local anesthesia. Patients typically report minimal to no discomfort and are able to walk immediately after the surgery. Because only the tiniest of incisions are necessary to access the vein, no sutures are needed and the procedure leaves imperceptible scars.

    If you are suffering from the symptoms of varicose veins, ambulatory phlebectomy may be right for you.  Speak with an expert vein doctor if you experience any of the following signs and symptoms:

    • Swelling in the lower legs and ankles (ankle edema)
    • Chronic inflammation of the skin (stasis dermatitis)
    • Ulceration (open sores) on the skin of the ankles or legs
    • Burning, pain, or cramping in the lower legs
    • Itching around the affected vein
    • You feel that the appearance of your legs is unsatisfactory
    • Your symptoms have not improved with self-care at home

    Small and large varicose veins can be treated using ambulatory phlebectomy, whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic.  Depending on your unique needs and the severity of the varicosity, your phlebologist will work with you to decide which advanced treatment will provide optimal results. If the procedure is performed, you will most likely be instructed to wear fitted compression stockings to facilitate the healing process. The gentle, steady pressure that these garments apply to the legs will help blood to flow up to the heart through healthier pathways and improve circulation.

    If you are interested in learning more about this advanced procedure, let Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan be your resource.  Call our clinic today at (212) 204-6501 to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified phlebologists.  With their help, you can formulate the best possible treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms.

    Asclera: Quick Facts, Just in Time for Summer Dresses and Shorts

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Sclerotherapy is a common medical treatment that is considered one of the most effective methods of treating spider and varicose veins. To perform the procedure, the vein doctor injects a small amount of a substance known as a sclerosant into the affected vein with a tiny needle.  The sclerosant irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and close.  Eventually, the varicosity is absorbed by the body and circulation is diverted through healthier channels. 

    Asclera® is a prescription medication that is commonly used as a sclerosant for patients with uncomplicated spider veins and reticular veins. Reticular veins, also called feeder veins, are small blue-green varicosities that appear just beneath the skin’s surface. If you are currently burdened with irritating spider veins or reticular veins, read on to learn more about Asclera® and how it works.

    Upon being injected into an abnormal vein, the Asclera® sclerosant solution damages the inner lining of cells within the blood vessel. Whenever tissues in the body are damaged, platelets attach to the tear and work to heal the area. Over a period of time, platelets and other cellular debris pile into the varicose vein, clogging it and preventing blood flow. The vein is then progressively healed and replaced with tissue.  Blood is diverted through competent, stronger veins, improving the health and circulation of the legs.

    • When asked about their Asclera® treatment, an average of 86 percent of patients were satisfied with their results.
    • Each Asclera® session takes approximately 30 minutes, making it a simple and easy way to achieve healthy circulation and beautiful legs.
    • Depending on your unique needs and the severity of the affected veins, your phlebologist may recommend that you wear compression stockings after each session.

    Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan is proud to offer Asclera® therapy as an option for our patients. You can learn more about this and other types of sclerotherapy by visiting our website or calling our friendly staff at (212) 204-6501. 

    Important Facts About Varicose Veins and Your Health

    Last updated 5 years ago

    If you are tired of seeing unsightly varicose veins on your legs, the doctors at Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan can help you regain your confidence and feel more comfortable in your skin. 

    • Kick start an exercise routine to improve your circulation with these tips from WebMD.com.
    • This article from CNN.com can help you stay hydrated every day to improve your health.
    • Ask your doctor these important questions about varicose veins from the National Institutes of Health.

    Learn about all the treatment services we offer and schedule your first consultation by visiting our website or calling (212) 204-6501.

    Video: Understanding Recovery After Varicose Vein Treatment

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Once you see a vein doctor for varicose vein treatment, it is important to attend follow up visits to ensure that the problem has been properly addressed. You should see an almost immediate improvement in the appearance of your problem veins that continues to get better over several weeks.

    In this video, you can see one patient in his follow up visit after varicose vein surgery. His varicose veins and accompanying symptoms have been reduced, and there is only some redness in the leg after only three days of recovery.

    To learn how you can say goodbye to your varicose veins, visit Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan. Schedule a consultation with us on our website or call us at (212) 204-6501.

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