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Multiple Sessions, Terrible Results - New York, NY
- New York5005
- posted 2 years ago
- updated 10 months ago
- Not Worth It
- Cost: $1,500
- Lee Schulman (New York, NY)
I have spider veins and one slightly bumpy...
- 10 Feb 2011
I have spider veins and one slightly bumpy pre-varicose vein. During the first session, I had my entire legs injected (approximately 20 injections) where the veins showed, and the doctor also injected a vein behind my knee he said was 'pre-varicose'. The result was that there was NO improvement, and at some of the injection sights I had NEW burst capillaries from the needle. I knew that one session might not elimate all of my spider veins so I went back for more. After the second session I also saw very minimal results, so I went back again. Again, very minimal results so I went back a FOURTH time just to get one particularly noticable patch treated as that was the one area that bothered me. This time, I was left with huge and painful blisters at the injection site that were like 2nd degree burns. The blisters burst and one of them became slightly ulcerated. That was 3 months ago. Now the spider veins in the area are worse (darker, and more of them)AND I have red marks from the blisters that may not entirely fade. I wish I had never done this. I need to do something to address the problem, which is worse than I had originally, so I will try a different doctor and perhaps a new injectable solution or laser.
I went back in March for a follow up, as I had...
- 28 Apr 2011
The 'average price' they have listed for...
- 24 Jul 2012
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Aside from the fact that my veins look worse after being treated by this doctor, I should add that when I had the blisters I called the emergency line and the doctor did call me back, but he wasn't very helpful and seemed mystified. I got more help from doctors on this website. The blisters were from incorrectly applied tape. I also had to wait 45 minutes past my appointment time when I saw the doctor and he didn't even apologize for keeping me waiting.