SCLEROTHERAPY TREATMENT

Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins. The treatment involves the injection of a salt solution called Slcerosant directly into the targeted veins. The solution causes the vein walls to clot and scar, forcing blood to re-route to other, healthier veins. The unused vein shrinks and is eventually absorbed by the body.

Results from sclerotherapy are revealed over the weeks following treatment, although in some cases it may take a month or longer to see diminishing spider/varicose veins. Sometimes several treatments are required for full results.

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BENEFITS OF SCLEROTHERAPY VEIN TREATMENT IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ

  • Treatment can usually be completed 30 minutes or less
  • Minimal discomfort during the procedure itself
  • Treatment requires little to no down time or recovery
  • No hospitalization required

  • No general anesthesia required
  • No sutures or scarring
  • Typically covered by insurance
  • Results are revealed over the course of a few weeks to a month
  • Treatment can be repeated for better results

DETAILS ABOUT THE SCLEROTHERAPY PROCEDURE

To initiate treatment, your doctor will elevate your leg to allow the blood to naturally drain from the treatment area. He or she will then inject the sclerotherapy solution into your leg, directly into the targeted veins. Patients may feel slight discomfort during the injection in the form of burning or cramping for a few seconds. Pressure will then be applied over the treated area as you stand up, and compression stockings will be required for up to a week or two to maintain pressure.

The entire treatment will take only 10-30 minutes, depending on how many veins are to be treated.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you are considering Sclerotherapy for varicose vein treatment in Middlesex County, NJ, browse the information in our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions or are ready to schedule a consultation to determine your best course of treatment for your varicose veins, give us a call at 732-917-0247

Book a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts to determine whether or not Sclerotherapy is the right course of treatment for your particular needs and your medical history. Sclerotherapy can be used on large or small spider veins or varicose veins. Typically sclerotherapy is used on smaller, feeder spider veins or early development of varicose veins.

Pregnant women are not recommended for vein treatment procedures, as many women experience relief of vein conditions naturally post-partum.

Your doctor will weigh the potential benefits and risk based on your personal medical history and help you determine whether this or a different, minimally-invasive treatment is right for you.

Sclerotherapy has a 99% success rate in general for reduction of the appearance of veins. This is considered a very safe, effective treatment for large or small spider or varicose veins. Treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take six week to a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed. Conservatively, there is about a 50-75% improvement each time, most patients require 2-4 treatments for full results.
The actual procedure will take place in one of our New Jersey outpatient vein treatment clinics: Monroe or Edison, NJ. To initiate treatment, your doctor will elevate your leg to allow the blood to naturally drain from the treatment area. He or she will then inject the sclerotherapy solution into your leg, directly into the targeted veins. Patients may feel slight discomfort during the injection in the form of burning or cramping for a few seconds. Pressure will then be applied over the treated area as you stand up, and compression stockings will be required for up to a week or two to maintain pressure. The entire treatment will take only 10-30 minutes, depending on how many veins are to be treated.
There is usually little to no downtime involved with Sclerotherapy. You’ll be able to leave the clinic immediately after treatment and resume your normal daily activities. Post-treatment, patients are encouraged to resume walking and other normal activities right away (except for swimming and otherwise getting the treated leg wet for sustained periods of time.) We also ask patients to avoid heavy exercise and anything that could cause trauma to the legs for a few days following treatment.  You will be required to wear compression stockings for up to two weeks after treatment.
Side effects and risks associated with sclerotherapy include discoloration, temporary swelling, pain from the injection, irritation or allergic reaction of the treatment skin area, localized hair growth, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, nerve damage, and migraine headaches.
Typically treatment of vein disease and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (the types of medical problems usually treated with Sclerotherapy) is typically covered. Cosmetic procedures, such as the treatment of spider veins for purely aesthetic reasons, are not covered by medical insurance.

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