Dr. Navarro has retired and now refers patients to his protégé Dr. Al-Misky. Click here for details.

212-888-8688 | 800-300-VEIN | 212-249-6117

910 Fifth Avenue (cross street: 72nd) New York, NY 10021

Treatment Planning

Following your initial consultation, Dr. Al-Misky will determine approximately how many treatment sessions will be needed to achieve the results you desire. Her staff can then schedule the necessary appointments at a time convenient for you. Sclerotherapy is the most common modality, and these appointments usually take 45 to 60 minutes and involve several dozen injections. Most patients are able to return to their regular activities without any downtime and can resume strenuous exercise the following day.

If a patient requires a more advanced treatment such as EVLT or mini-phlebectomy, our staff will provide more information, provide numbing cream if necessary, and will schedule the procedure to suit your schedule.

Most patients need more than one treatment session to clear up all of their spider and varicose veins. Visits can be scheduled monthly, weekly, in several visits during a single week, or even in multiple treatments in a single day. Patients from outside the NYC vicinity and those with hectic schedules often prefer to have an intensive program of treatment to save time.

Treatment Planning

During your initial consultation, Dr. Al-Misky will determine approximately how many treatments you will need. If sclerotherapy is the main form of treatment needed, you may begin your sclerotherapy treatment immediately following the initial consultation. (If you require EVLT, a mini-phlebectomy, or other less common procedure, it will usually be scheduled for another date). Please advise our staff if you are taking hormones, blood thinners, antibiotics, or have a clotting abnormality to ensure the best results.

For out-of-town patients, Dr. Al-Misky can discuss with them the treatment plan via FaceTime or Skype.

Many patients require multiple treatments depending on number of veins that need treatment, how easily the patients’ veins heal, and the level of cosmetic perfection desired.

If a patient has a big event (graduation, wedding, etc) or a vacation for which they are hoping to look their best, we recommend starting treatment 2-3 months prior to the date to have enough time to schedule all of the treatment sessions and to allow time for their body to heal.

Once all of a patient’s veins have been treated with sclerotherapy, Dr. Al-Misky will request a follow-up appointment to see if there is any blood trapped in the treated veins. She can eliminate any trapped blood and ensure that the patient’s veins are looking as good as possible.

Intensive Program

For patients requiring multiple treatments, some prefer to space out the treatments by returning to the VTC office for weekly or biweekly appointments. Other patients prefer to do an intensive program of treatments, getting over the treatments and the bruise healing quicker. In an intensive program, a patient can get 2 or 3 sessions on the same day and can do multiple sessions in a week. The cosmetic effects are the same whether treatments are spaced out or clustered into an intensive program.

During this intensive program period, Dr. Al-Misky may recommend wearing compression stockings for a few days and to use a special cream to accelerate the healing.

Packages of multiple sclerotherapy treatment sessions are available at a discounted rate depending on the number of sessions required. Please contact us for further information regarding package options.


The Vein Treatment Center
910 Fifth Avenue
Ground Floor (cross street: 72nd)
New York, NY 10021


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