Varicose veins are often embarrassing or painful, but you don’t have to live with them. At Premier Surgical in Brick, New Jersey, general and vascular surgeon Jarrod Kaufman, MD, FACS, offers sclerotherapy and other treatments to eliminate diseased veins. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Sclerotherapy is a type of vein treatment in which your doctor injects a solution into a varicose vein to make it scar. That forces blood to travel through healthier veins instead, and treated veins collapse and fade away over time.
Signs and symptoms associated with varicose veins may include:
Sclerotherapy is a common, safe, effective vein treatment.
To determine if you’re a candidate for sclerotherapy, your Premier Surgical vein specialist reviews your medical history and symptoms. They examine diseased veins (spider and varicose veins) and may recommend you undergo an ultrasound to detect or rule out other problems.
Sclerotherapy may be right for you if you’d like to reduce varicose veins or unpleasant symptoms associated with diseased veins. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, your doctor recommends waiting to complete the procedure.
Sclerotherapy usually doesn't require anesthesia, and the procedure often takes less than an hour to complete. Your specialist cleans the treatment area and uses a very fine needle to insert a solution into varicose or spider veins. You might feel mild cramping or stinging.
After your doctor removes the sclerotherapy needle, they apply compression to the area and massage it to better disperse the solution. The solution irritates a vein’s lining, causing it to close. Over time, treated veins turn into scar tissue and fade away.
After sclerotherapy, you can walk around and move your legs to prevent blood clot formation. You can usually return to normal activities the same day, but avoid strenuous exercise and sun exposure on the treatment area until your doctor says it’s okay. Plan to wear bandages or compression stockings for about two weeks.
After spider vein or small varicose vein treatment, expect to notice results within 3-6 weeks. Larger veins can take up to 3-4 months to disappear fully. You may need multiple treatments to get the best outcome.
Don’t live with unsightly or painful veins when sclerotherapy is a simple, safe, effective solution. Call Premier Surgical to schedule an appointment or book one online today.