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Treat Varicose and Spider Veins in Westchester, NY


Sclerotherapy is a highly effective treatment when it comes to improving the cosmetic appearance of varicose and spider veins. In addition, this procedure can often reduce related symptoms such as aching, swelling, etc. Sclerotherapy is often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and gradually fades.

At Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center, our highly regarded vein specialist, Dr. Donna D'Alessio carries out sclerotherapy. Dr. Donna D'Alessio who has carried out over one thousand leg procedures will meet with you during a complimentary consultation to determine if this treatment is right for you. You can feel confident in her care as she is highly regarded by patients for her high level of patient care.

Note, sclerotherapy is often covered by insurance. Most patients require 2-4 treatments for optimum results.

Benefits of Sclerotherapy with Dr. Donna D'Alessio

  • Safe
  • Affordable
  • Nonsurgical
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Minimal downtime

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Sclerotherapy FAQs

What can I expect during sclerotherapy?

During the procedure, you’ll lay down on your back with your legs slightly elevated. After cleansing the area to be treated with alcohol, Dr. Donna D'Alessio will use a fine needle to slowly insert a solution into the appropriate vein. The liquid solution works by irritating the lining of the vein which then causing it to swell shut and block the flow of blood.

Does sclerotherapy hurt?

In general, it is a painless procedure.

What are the expected results?

After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take six weeks to a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed. Conservatively, there is about a 50-75% improvement each time, most patients require 2-4 treatments for full results.

Does insurance cover the treatment?

Insurance coverage for sclerotherapy varies. If your varicose veins are causing medical problems such as swelling or pain, then your insurance may offer reimbursement. If you are pursuing sclerotherapy for cosmetic purposes only, your insurance carrier most likely will not cover the procedure.

What is the recovery like?

Patients should wear compression stocking for three days following the procedure. A follow-up visit within two weeks to enable the evacuation of blood clots in larger veins can improve the prognosis and the appearance.

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We are devoted to bettering our company and proudly present these recognizable accolades. These awards and accolades are a testament to our service quality.

Best of Westchester 2013
Best of Westchester 2012
American Board of Anaesthesiology
The Joint Commission - National Quality Approval