Varicose veins affect one in five adults and about 16 percent of folks age 60 or older, adding up to 40 million people in the US alone.
Varicose veins have a thick, rope-like appearance and typically appear on the legs. Women are twice as likely as men to develop them. Patients fine the veins unsightly which can lower their self-esteem.
At Silhouette MD vein center in Upper East Side Manhattan, our team of doctors is highly experienced in minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins. In addition, varicose vein treatment is usually covered by insurance.
Varicose veins can be tied to:
Standing for prolonged periods
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Varicose Vein Treatments
In a private, complimentary consultation Dr. Ferdouse Sartawi will carefully evaluate your varicose veins and customize a treatment for an optimal outcome. Most frequently, sclerotherapy — or in some cases RFA (radio frequency ablation) — are chosen to reduce the appearance or remove varicose veins.
Relies on a highly concentrated saline solution that is injected straight into the vein. This causes the vein to disappear gradually over three to six weeks. The procedure is minimally invasive with minimal downtime. Go here to read more about sclerotherapy.
Uses a small catheter inserted into the vein. The catheter delivers radiofrequency to the vein wall, causing it to heat, collapse, and seal shut. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Go here to read more about RFA.