Frequently Asked Questions about Vein Removal
Our Vein Removal Experts Answer Your Questions
The medical specialists at Diamond Works MedSpa proudly offer vein removal to clients in Astoria, Queens, NY, and surrounding areas. We use a non-surgical form of treatment called sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a solution (Asclera®) into the varicose and spider veins to get them to collapse. Sclerotherapy for your varicose and spider veins gives you the satisfaction of eliminating those unsightly roadmaps without enduring the risks and recovery time associated with surgical options. This non-invasive treatment is one of the most popular services we offer. Below, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get about the vein removal treatment process. Call us today!
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, blue veins near the surface of the skin. Each vein in your body has numerous valves to prevent blood from flowing in the wrong direction. If a valve fails, blood flows back into superficial veins and down the leg, causing the appearance of varicose veins.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins comprise a small group of thin blood vessels near the surface of your skin. Also known as reticular veins, they appear as a sunburst or spiderwebs and are typically blue or red. Spider veins are commonly found on your legs, face, or chest.
What Causes Varicose & Spider Veins?
Spider and varicose veins are simply broken blood vessels that form when the valve that keeps blood flowing through the vein in one direction becomes faulty. The blood then pools in the vein, which creates the appearance of varicose and spider veins. Once this happens, the veins are useless, so getting rid of them won’t harm you.
What Are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?
In addition to the visible symptoms of blue veins on the skin’s surface, people with varicose veins may experience pain and swelling in their feet and ankles, especially in hot weather and toward the end of the day. They may also become inflamed or swollen, which reddens the skin around them.
How Do You Treat Spider & Varicose Veins?
We use sclerotherapy for vein removal at Diamond Works MedSpa, which involves injecting a solution (Asclera®) into the vein. When injected into the vein, it stimulates the body to remove the vein. This is a safe and quick procedure that can quickly reduce or eliminate leg veins.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
During sclerotherapy treatment, we’ll have you lie on your back to evaluate your legs. We clean the area and then insert a tiny needle into the vein associated with the procedure. You might feel a pinch as the needle penetrates your skin. Through the inserted needle, we inject an irritating solution into the vein that affects the vein’s wall lining. During the injection, you might feel tingling, burning, or no sensation at all. This solution will cause the vein to collapse. After we complete the injection, we will massage the treated area to prevent any more blood from flowing back into the vein. Following your appointment, we may require that you wear compressions stockings or a pad over the treatment area. Tenderness or bruising at the injection site is possible, but standard recovery from this procedure is relatively easy.
What Are Potential Complications Involved in Vein Removal?
Our vein removal treatment is generally safe, but as with all medical procedures, there may be minor complications. Temporary bruising, swelling, skin numbness, or a reaction to local anesthesia may occur. Inflammation may occur if small segments of blood vessels remain in the skin.
What Treatment Options Does Diamond Works MedSpa Offer?
Diamond Works MedSpa offers sclerotherapy for vein removal, which involves injecting a solution (Asclera®) into the vein. Our medical specialists will gladly explain this treatment, as well as other treatments depending on your needs.
How Much Does Spider & Varicose Vein Removal Cost?
Varicose and spider vein removal cost varies depending on the severity of your condition, and the treatment we decide is most suitable for you. When we meet with you during our initial consultation, we will outline what to expect regarding any procedures and the cost. Fortunately, many insurance companies cover the costs of vein removal treatments if they are medically necessary and lifestyle changes fail to improve symptoms.
Visit Diamond Works MedSpa for Vein Removal Today
If you’re tired of seeing all the varicose and spider veins on your legs and want them removed, there’s an easy, non-invasive treatment available at Diamond Works MedSpa accepting patients in Queens, NY, and surrounding areas. Our sclerotherapy treatment process is safe, effective, and eliminates those unsightly veins without enduring the risks and recovery time associated with surgical options. Our team of medical experts is committed to helping our patients achieve their aesthetic enhancement needs with a smooth, clean, and pleasant experience. Contact us today for more information about our vein removal treatment or to schedule an appointment!