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Vein Treatment


When your veins become damaged in any way, whether they cause you pain or are just aesthetically unappealing, it may signal a serious health issue. A New York vein specialist like Dr. Febin Melepura at the Sports & Pain Institute of NY can tell you for sure if your health is at risk if you have vein pain. He then repairs the damage to get you back to looking and feeling better in no time. He relies on advanced techniques to relieve pain and restore your attractive skin. Call now for a consultation at his Midtown Manhattan office.
When visible or bulging veins concern you, whether you have associated pain or not, a thorough examination by a New York vein specialist provides you with a clear diagnosis that drives further treatment options. Dr. Febin Melepura at the Sports Injury & Pain Clinic NYC is a renowned interventional pain physician who couples state-of-the-art diagnostics with an eye for aesthetics to relieve your discomfort.

Vein treatment in NYC relies on a number of treatment options both to alleviate pain in legs and to improve the appearance of your skin. Tests such as a duplex ultrasound drive your doctor’s treatment recommendations. If you have no underlying or pressing health issues, such as venous insufficiency, you may at first be guided to try at-home treatment. These lifestyle remedies consist of:

  • Losing weight
  • Exercising more
  • Reducing the time you spend sitting or on your feet
  • Wearing loose, unrestricting clothes
  • Elevating your legs often

Another common treatment for conditions like varicose veins involves wearing compression stockings. While you can purchase these socks at retail pharmacies over the counter to help improve blood flow in your legs, prescription high-strength stockings work best and are suited to your specific needs.

Vein Treatments in NYC

If the home care options don’t provide you with sufficient relief, your New York vein specialist moves on to other treatments — always starting with the least invasive. Procedures are done on an outpatient basis and may include:

  • Spider vein treatment with sclerotherapy. This is a quick outpatient procedure that takes less than 30 minutes. A chemical or saline solution that’s mixed with a numbing ingredient is injected into the inflamed vein to make it collapse. It disappears within a couple weeks as your body reroutes the blood flow through other veins.
  • Varicose vein treatment with sclerotherapy. A similar procedure, this type of sclerotherapy uses a slightly stronger foam solution. The treatment also allows you to return to your daily activities within about an hour. One treatment may be sufficient or you may need to return for an additional injection. The success rate is more than 90 percent for this varicose vein treatment.
  • Laser ablation for bothersome spider veins. Endovenous laser ablation is done by first numbing the treatment area and making a tiny incision through which your doctor inserts a catheter with imaging properties. The tip then heats up to cause vein to collapse. It’s absorbed naturally by your body. This procedure is especially effective for unattractive spider veins in your hands and face.
  • Spider vein laser therapy. This treatment is completely non-invasive. From outside your body, a focused laser light sends energy through your skin, where it destroys veins that are damaged. The veins then slowly disappear in a short period of time, leaving no damage to surrounding skin.
  • Treatment for ulcers When damaged veins prevent the normal flow of blood through the vessels, they don’t drain properly and can lead to venous stasis ulcers, which are chronic and very painful. A range of treatments for venous ulcers is available and may include:
    • Antibiotics
    • Topical ointments
    • Ongoing specialized wound care
    • Medicated dressings
    • Last resort surgical removal
  • Ambulatory phlebotomy. This minimally-invasive outpatient varicose vein treatment requires your doctor to make a small incision in the damaged vein to remove it with special instruments. You need just a local anesthetic. Scarring is minimal following this procedure. You’ll see a vast improvement in the pain in legs symptoms, and your unattractive veins disappear within a few weeks.
  • Outpatient surgery This procedure consists of endoscopically removing the vein under a local anesthesia. Vein stripping, a rare treatment, is reserved only for the most stubborn varicose veins that don’t respond to any other treatment. Venous surgery may require general anesthesia and an overnight hospital stay.

Varicose Vein Treatment Recovery

Using the best vein treatment in NYC for your specific pain in legs and for your unsightly veins, Dr. Melepura ensures that your treatment, no matter which one you need, causes minimal discomfort that lasts no more than a couple days. The appearance of your skin typically improves with two weeks. Treatment for ulcers may take longer before you see a complete recovery, although your outcome is improved with compression therapy and follow-up visits.

Prepare for your initial appointment with a list of medications you’re taking, records of your medial history, estimates of your standing and sitting routines and a summary of your dietary and exercise practices. Contact the Sports Injury & Pain Clinic NYC sooner rather than later for an appointment to resolve any medical and cosmetic issues with your veins. You’ll be on your feet and back in the game in no time!

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