Spider and varicose veins can be some of the most frustrating aesthetic issues that people have to deal with. Fortunately, sclerotherapy presents patients with a quick and convenient way to eliminate these stubborn features for good. This treatment is completely non-surgical, minimally invasive, and extremely effective.
Located in Oakland, NJ, Cardiac Associates of North Jersey has an enduring commitment to our patients’ cardiovascular, vein, and internal health. Contact us today for more information about how we can help improve your overall health and sense of well-being.
What is Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a simple, in-office procedure that is used to eliminate varicose and spider veins. It does so in a manner that is both minimally invasive and effective. This technique has been used since the 1930s to successfully remove varicose and spider veins that pose both aesthetic and medical concerns.
How Does it Work?
During sclerotherapy, a sclerosing agent is injected into the spider or varicose vein that the patient wants to eliminate. This agent is usually salt based and irritates the lining of the blood vessel upon injection. The walls of the vessel begin to swell and stick together, causing the blood in the area to clot. Over time, this block turns the blood vessel into scar tissue.
What can I Expect Treatment to be Like?
Each sclerotherapy treatment session typically takes 15-30 minutes to complete. While some patients experience mild discomfort and cramping when the sclerosing agent is first injected, the procedure is generally well-tolerated. Bruising and redness at the injection site after treatment are typical, but other side effects are minimal. Your doctor will inform you about the proper post-treatment care during your consultation appointment.
Smaller veins treated with sclerotherapy typically take 3-6 weeks to respond to treatment, while larger veins can take as long as four months to be eliminated entirely. In some cases, multiple sclerotherapy treatments are necessary to get rid of a vein completely.
Am I a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
Most individuals can safely and successfully undergo a sclerotherapy treatment. However, this therapy method is never safe for pregnant women, and cannot be performed on people with a history of severe blood clots. Each individual’s candidacy will also depend on the location and condition of their veins.
If you’re interested in undergoing this treatment, your first step must be to schedule a consultation appointment. During this appointment, a member of our expert medical staff will take into account the condition of your veins and medical history to decide if this treatment is right for you.
Contact Cardiac Associates of North Jersey today to schedule your consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!