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.
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 requiredNo general anesthesia requiredNo sutures or scarringTypically covered by insuranceResults are revealed over the course of a few weeks to a monthTreatment 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.