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What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy treats spider veins and small varicose veins by sealing them off and allowing them to be absorbed by your body. This simple procedure may be the treatment of choice for small varicose veins or any spider veins, although Dr. Dohner will decide on the ideal method of treatment for your condition.

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What is Sclerotherapy?

This non-surgical treatment works by closing off your problem veins to prevent abnormal backwards blood flow. Blood will naturally find other routes, and the body will break down and absorb the now unused vein. 

How Does Sclerotherapy Work? 

The word “sclero” means “hard” or “thickened,” and a sclerosing agent is one that Dr. Dohner injects into your problem vein that causes the vein walls to harden. As a result, the vein collapses, and blood stops flowing through it. 

Some people wonder where the blood goes if a doctor cuts off the blood flow through a vessel, but fortunately, our bodies have thousands of mile of veins that take over for the treated one. 

What is Sclerotherapy Like?

Dr. Dohner will inject an advanced FDA-approved sclerosing medication  in your problem vein, resulting in irritation, scarring, and closing off of the vein. Your body should absorb most of the pigment from this vein within three to five weeks. 

What Results Will I See From Sclerotherapy?

Most people will need more than one treatment to clear up their problem veins and keep them away. Three to four treatments will complete the process for most people, but Dr. Dohner will provide you with a timeline for how many visits you can expect. While the treated vein will not come back, new spider veins can form at a later time. 

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Is There Any Downtime With Sclerotherapy?

After sclerotherapy, you will need to wear a compression stocking for two weeks. This not only helps to collapse the vein but helps to redirect blood flow and control any swelling. You can resume most activities the same day, and Dr. Dohner will encourage you to walk around as much as possible to promote healthy blood flow. 

You will need to avoid sun exposure during your recovery time, as the sun can darken the treated veins instead of fading them. In addition, you should avoid hot tubs during the two weeks you wear the compression stocking. 

Am I A Candidate For Sclerotherapy?

If you have bothersome spider veins or varicose veins, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. Sclerotherapy treats these conditions with a minimally invasive procedure that has people back on their feet immediately.


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person sclerotherapy consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you!

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