Norman Chideckel MD Vein Center

Welcome to the Vascular Surgery and Vein Center

Welcome to the Vascular Surgery and Vein Center, a comprehensive vascular practice providing state-of-the-art care to patients throughout the tri-state area. Under the direction of board-certified surgeon Dr. Norman Chideckel, we utilize our advanced skills and many years of experience to help patients achieve clear, beautiful and healthy legs.

With our convenient Manhattan location, Dr. Chideckel offers patients a wide range of services to treat varicose and spider veins, deep vein thrombosis, and other vascular conditions, including:

Dedicated to helping patients achieve their desired results through the most effective and minimally invasive treatments available, Dr. Chideckel and his staff take the time to talk with each individual patient and address any concerns or questions they may have before undergoing treatment. Your comfort and satisfaction are among our top priorities.

To learn more about the services provided by Dr. Chideckel, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We always welcome new patients and look forward to meeting you.

Vascular Surgery & Vein Center
108 East 96th Street
Front 1
New York, NY 10128
Call us today at 212-993-6133 to schedule an appointment.

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Category Archives: Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

The Benefits of Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins: What to Expect

In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of sclerotherapy and what you can expect from this minimally invasive procedure. Spider veins, characterized by their intricate and web-like appearance, can be a source of self-consciousness for many individuals. Sclerotherapy is a highly effective and widely used treatment that offers numerous benefits for addressing spider veins.

Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins NYC

Understanding Spider Veins

Spider veins, medically known as telangiectasias, are small, dilated blood vessels that appear near the surface of the skin. They are often red, blue, or purple and are commonly found on the legs, face, and other areas. While typically harmless, they can cause mild discomfort, such as itching or burning.

The Benefits of Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy is a proven and safe treatment for reducing the appearance of spider veins. Here are some key benefits:

Minimally Invasive

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting a solution directly into the affected veins. This solution irritates the vein walls, causing them to stick together and eventually close off. As a result, blood flow is rerouted to healthier veins, and the treated veins are gradually absorbed by the body.

Highly Effective

Sclerotherapy is highly effective at reducing the appearance of spider veins. Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary, but patients often notice a significant improvement in the appearance of their veins over time.

No Downtime

One of the significant benefits of sclerotherapy is that it requires minimal downtime. After the procedure, patients can resume their daily activities almost immediately. However, it’s recommended to avoid strenuous exercise and direct sun exposure for a short period after the treatment.

Improved Self-Confidence

By successfully reducing the appearance of spider veins, sclerotherapy can boost your self-confidence and restore your comfort in showing off your skin.

Customizable Treatment

Sclerotherapy is a versatile treatment that can be customized to address the specific needs of each patient. A skilled vascular surgeon can tailor the procedure to target individual spider veins, ensuring optimal results.

What to Expect During Sclerotherapy

During a sclerotherapy session:

  • A trained healthcare provider will clean the area and inject a sclerosing solution directly into the targeted veins using a very fine needle.
  • The solution irritates the vein walls, causing them to stick together and collapse.
  • Compression may be applied to the treated area to help the veins seal shut and improve circulation.
  • The procedure is relatively quick, and patients can return to their normal activities afterward.

Contact Dr. Norman Chideckel for Sclerotherapy Treatment

If you’re considering sclerotherapy to address your spider veins, Dr. Norman Chideckel at the Vascular Surgery & Vein Center in New York City can provide expert guidance and personalized treatment.

To schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of sclerotherapy, reach out to us at:

Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery & Vein Center
108 East 96th Street, Front 1
New York, NY 10128
Phone: 212-993-6133

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Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy is often considered the treatment of choice in treating spider veins.  It is a fairly safe procedure with rare complications. This procedure can help improve the appearance of your spider veins and the uncomfortable effects that come with having them. Many patients choose to treat their spider veins to rid themselves of their sleep disturbance from the night cramps, aching, burning sensation that can be a byproduct of spider veins. Others simply want to get rid of the unappealing look of the veins on their skin

How is Sclerotherapy Done?

The procedure involves injecting a solution, by needle, into the shallow vein. The injected solution will force the vein to scar, not being able to hold the blood that is visible from the outside. When this happens the blood is forces to move and detour through healthier veins.

What Happens to the Vein Afterward?

When the vein scars after the procedure, its original purpose is no longer there. The vein will be reabsorbed by local tissue and will disappear over time.  This process of fading usually takes a few weeks though occasionally may take a month or more to see complete results from the Sclerotherapy. In some cases, more than one treatment may need necessary for best results.

Are There Side Effects From Sclerotherapy?

Like with most procedures, there are temporary side effects that may occur after your Sclerotherapy.  The injection site may result in small red sores from the actual injection; similar to those you would have after receiving a flu shot as the needle will break the skin in order to touch the vein just under the surface. Other temporary side effects that may occur at the injection site include: bruising, darkened skin in the form of lines or spots, multiple tiny red blood vessels.

Patients heal at a different pace depending on how your body restores itself. In most cases the side effects usually disappear within a few days or weeks. Some side effects can take months or even years to disappear completely.

How to Prepare for Sclerotherapy

Before your procedure, your doctor will gather medical history and perform a routine physical examination of your veins. The doctor will want to be made aware of any medications you currently take, any recent illness, or existing conditions. He will need to be made aware of conditions such as history of blood clotting or a heart condition.  Your physician will then evaluate the veins involved in your desired treatment and check underlying blood vessels for disease.  If you are currently taking blood thinning medication or aspirin, be prepared for your doctor to instruct you how to stop taking this medicine for a certain amount of time before your procedure. Taking these medications could increase your chances of bleeding during the procedure.

What to Expect on the Day of Your Procedure

Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure that is typically done in your doctor’s office. The procedure doesn’t require anesthesia and normally takes less than an hour to complete.

Veins that responded to treatment generally do not return, but it is possible for new veins to appear.  Generally your doctor will schedule a follow-up visit to evaluate the procedure’s success and decide whether further sessions are needed.

If you would like more information on Sclerotherapy or are ready for a consult, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Norman Chideckel for the treatment of your spider veins.