How to Treat Varicose Veins on the Legs

Varicose Veins in Manhattan

If you have varicose veins, you likely understand how bothersome their appearance is. Varicose veins are bulging, enlarged veins that appear blue or purple. While commonly observed on the legs, they can also show up on other highly visible areas of the body such as the face, presenting a major cosmetic issue. In fact, varicose veins can significantly impact an individual’s confidence and self-image. Dr. Greenwald wants all patients to look and feel their best, which is why he is proud to offer varicose vein treatments that are effective at improving the appearance of these veins, leaving patients with smoother and more even skin.

Underlying Causes of Varicose Veins

Bulging veins can develop as a result of many factors that lead to the weakening and enlargement of superficial blood vessels in the skin. These factors include:

Genetic factors: If varicose veins run in your family, you may have a higher risk of developing them, even when other risk factors are not present.

Body Mass Index (BMI): Excessive weight places additional pressure on the veins, contributing to their weakening and the onset of varicose veins.

Sedentary lifestyle: The sedentary lifestyle, characterized by long periods of sitting or standing and very little physical activity, is responsible for a host of negative conditions, including varicose veins.

Aging: As we age, the likelihood of developing varicose veins increases due to the gradual loss of elasticity in the veins over time.

About Sclerotherapy

Dr. Greenwald specializes in sclerotherapy, an advanced treatment designed to safely diminish the appearance of varicose veins. Sclerotherapy begins with a specialized solution that is carefully injected into all of the affected veins. Over the course of a few weeks, the treated varicose veins fade away, with smaller veins often showing immediate improvement. Depending on size, some veins may need to be injected more than once to achieve the desired result. In addition, the treatment is especially convenient to patients, typically taking just around 30 minutes, and does not require downtime. After treatment, patients can drive themselves home and quickly resume their daily activities.

Learn More About Sclerotherapy in Westchester

Varicose veins can significantly detract from an individual’s appearance and confidence, but you no longer have to live with them. If you are ready to take the first step towards getting rid of your varicose veins and restoring the natural beauty of your skin, we welcome you to contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Greenwald.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.