Now is the time to begin leg treatments if you want to hit the beach next summer with spider vein-free, smooth legs. The process takes time and multiple visits, each scheduled 6 weeks apart, so if you slate the process for next May or June you could be too late to flaunt gorgeous gams in the sun and sand. There are myriad reasons for seeking vein treatment that range from the cosmetic and aesthetically pleasing to improved blood flow to the heart, staving off future vein problems, and achieving optimal health.
Dr. Micole Tuchman, located on the Upper East Side at 975 Park Avenue near 83rd Street in Manhattan, is a board-certified medical, laser, and cosmetic dermatologist who can easily treat your varicose and/or spider veins in her office. The procedure – called Sclerotherapy — is quick and relatively painless; she injects targeted veins with a solution that disrupts the spider or varicose veins, ideally forcing them to disintegrate. No anesthesia is necessary, and the feeling of the needle is akin to an insect bite. After the injections, you’ll wear tight compression stockings on your legs for two days (which look like black tights and can be found online for around $29 at https://www.discountsurgical.com (note: visit this site for compression socks or tights if you plan on taking any long plane trips, too!). You’ll also have to avoid exercising for two days, but can walk freely. And that’s it! After a two weeks or so, your legs should be improved. Sometimes multiple treatments are required to completely diminish a stubborn vein, in which case, you’ll return for Round 2 or even Round 3.
Spider veins and varicose veins are mostly hereditary: there are young people with them, and elderly people without them. However, lifestyles that contribute their creation include sitting for hours on end, obesity, not elevating the legs, pregnancy, and not exercising enough. Anyone can develop them, and they’re treatable – but start now, while wearing compression tights in cool weather makes sense.
Dr. Tuchman’s office is fantastic for other treatments too, such as Microneedling to stimulate collagen production, fillers, Botox, Xeomin, Kybella, chemical peels, acne, hair disorders, hives, sun damage, cold sores/herpes simplex, rosacea, moles, warts, rashes, psoriasis, IPL laser, Ultratherapy Laser – and much more. Visit her website https://www.techmanderm.com for more information. With the holidays on the horizon, a gift certificate for a procedure could be an amazing gift for someone you love.
Micole Tuchman, M.D.
975 Park Avenue
New York, NU 10028
Instagram = @Tuchmanderm