Treatment of Vein Disease used to be complicated and surgery used to be the only solution. The innovation of cutting-edge minimally invasive techniques dramatically transformed the landscape of vein treatments. It has never been more swift, safe and simple to treat Vein Disease till now. Utilizing office-based procedures with ultrasound guidance have been proven to achieve the best results for patients.
What is Sclerotherapy?
The procedure of sclerotherapy involves injecting a medication (referred to as a sclerosant) into a unhealthy vein. The vein wall is slightly chemically damaged by the sclerosant, which causes the walls of the vein to adhere to one another and finally cause the vein to close. The circulation is therefore improved as the blood is redirected to veins with healthier valves. Spider and varicose veins are treated by sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a successful treatment for both small spider and larger varicose veins
How is Sclerotherapy performed?
The affected leg is raised during the Sclerotherapy procedure to empty then vein, then the vein doctor injects the sclerosant into your varicose or spider veins using a tiny needle. We only utilize FDA-approved sclerosants. Compression stockings are then utilized to put pressure on the veins after the sclerosant has been administered to stop blood from collecting in the unhealthy vein when you stand up. This sclerosant causes the blood vessel lining to disintegrate and the unhealthy vein to close. Unhealthy veins gradually develop scar tissue, which finally disappears to make the veins invisible.
Depending on the quantity and size of varicose veins treated, the procedure is carried out in a doctor’s office or clinic and lasts 10 to 30 minutes. Following sclerotherapy, your vein doctor will instruct you to wear medical-grade compression stockings for a few days.
Sclerotherapy just needs one injection in each vein, making the treatment almost painless. In the area where the injection is given, the sclerosant may temporarily produce a cramping or burning sensation. Depending on the size and degree of your varicose and spider veins, you may need more than one treatment. If the vein is located at the surface, your doctor can inject it under direct visualization. However, If the vein is deeper, Ultrasound is utilized to deliver the medication precisely.
What are the risks and benefits of Sclerotherapy?
The main benefit of sclerotherapy treatment is that it doesn’t involve surgery, extensive preparation, or a long recuperation period. The procedure may be carried out in-office and doesn’t call for any kind of anesthetic. Another benefit of sclerotherapy is that it can be finished within 30 minutes, if not less. After the injections, there is no need for recovery time or relaxation, and the majority of patients discover that they may resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure.
On the other hand, there is no such a thing as a perfect treatment, and not every treatment is appropriate for every patient. The use of sclerotherapy has some drawbacks. The fact that the medication may not be effective in all people is one possible drawback. However, it is often prescribed for smaller varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy may need to be combined with other treatments such as radiofrequency ablation or VenaSeal in order to achieve the best results for patients with larger varicose veins.
What are the types of sclerotherapy treatments?
There are two types of Sclerotherapy: Liquid Sclerotherapy and Foam Sclerotherapy. Each patient’s sclerotherapy regimen for varicose and spider veins is customized for their specific case depending on the size of their veins, desired treatment target and extent of vein disease.
Liquid Sclerotherapy is the preferred method for tiny spider veins. Liquid Medication is injected directly into the vein. On the other hand, Foam Sclerotherapy is the preferred method for larger varicose veins. This procedure involves creating a frothy, cream-like substance by mixing a small amount of liquid Medication and air. The bubbles in this foam allow the injected medication to cover larger surface area, making it more potent and effective, which is why it is preferred for larger varicose vein treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Sclerotherapy FDA approved?
Yes, both Liquid and Foam Preparations are FDA approved for vein treatments.
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Before & After
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Step 1 : Complimentary Verification:
Following the submission of your information, a member of our front desk will be in touch with you to ask if your insurance will cover the appointment. Then, we’ll schedule your first visit at one of our Pain Centers that are nearby.
Step 2 : Meet Your Vein Specialist:
When you arrive at our center, the front desk will register you into our system. Then one of our skilled vein doctors will see you right away. Please call us at (973) 363-2029 as a courtesy if you will be late.
Step 3 : Ultrasound Vein Mapping:
Step 4 : The beauty you deserve:
you will appreciate the results within 6-8 weeks! We love walking the journey with you, answering every question you have. Are you ready? You can begin now!