Sclerotherapy Procedure for Varicose Vein Treatment: Harvard Trained Vein Specialists Explain

May 14, 2019

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Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins

Cutting edge varicose vein treatments have all but replaced invasive vein stripping surgery. Today, you have minimally invasive options that have been proven safe and effective. Since no general anesthesia is required, no hospital stay is necessary. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities the same day they have treatment.

Sclerotherapy treatment uses a medical injection to permanently close unhealthy veins. Blood is automatically rerouted to other, healthier veins. The tissue from the sealed veins is reabsorbed by your body, reducing vein disease symptoms and eliminating unsightly varicose veins and spider veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, you don’t have to undergo invasive surgery to solve the problem. Instead, schedule a consultation with your vein specialist to determine whether sclerotherapy procedure is right for you.

If you have already decided on getting rid of varicose and spider veins, jump straight ahead to our vein treatment cost calculator bellow and start the journey towards healthy and beautiful legs!

What Causes Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

Varicose veins and spider veins may develop for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common – and least diagnosed – is a disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). This condition refers to situations in which the veins are unable to move blood from the lower half of the body to the heart effectively.

The circulatory system is responsible for transporting oxygenated blood from your heart and lungs to every cell in your body. Once the blood drops off the oxygen and picks up waste products like carbon dioxide, the deoxygenated blood returns to the heart. Arteries carry blood away from the heart, and veins bring it back. However, veins have a more difficult job, because they must work against gravity to transport blood to the heart. A system of tiny one-way valves keeps blood flowing in the right direction. The valves open so that blood can pass through, then they close to prevent it from flowing backwards.

When the tiny valves are damaged as a result of injury or disease, blood starts to leak through. It pools in the lower part of the body, putting pressure on the vessel walls. As pressure grows, the veins swell, and the vessel walls are damaged. Veins may protrude against the skin or become visible just beneath the surface of the skin. Bulging veins with a thick, knotted, rope-like appearance are referred to as varicose veins. Thin red, purple, and blue veins that look like a web or net just beneath the surface of the skin are referred to as spider veins.

Unfortunately, unsightly varicose veins and spider veins aren’t the only symptoms you will experience if vein disease develops. You may also notice heaviness, aching, and swelling in your legs, ankles, and feet. Some patients have sudden, painful leg cramps that often occur at night, and others develop Restless Leg Syndrome, which may also disrupt sleep.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of vein disease, it is critical to see your vein doctor in NY or vein doctor in NJ for a complete exam. This ensures an accurate diagnosis and the most appropriate treatment for your varicose veins and spider veins.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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How Does Sclerotherapy Procedure Work?

Unlike invasive vein stripping surgery which actually removes the unhealthy veins, the sclerotherapy procedure solves the problem using a minimally invasive technique. Your physician applies a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area, and then makes a small incision in the skin to access the unhealthy vessel or vessels. Often, this incision is so small that you don’t even need stitches.

With the help of ultrasound for guidance, your vein doctor injects the sclerosing agent into the unhealthy blood vessels selected for treatment. You may experience some aching and cramping in the area of the injected veins, particularly if you are having a larger vein treated. The discomfort typically passes in a minute or two.

The medication causes the veins to permanently close, and your body automatically reroutes blood through other, healthier veins. The tissue from the treated veins is reabsorbed by your body, dramatically reducing and often eliminating the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins.

The entire treatment takes between 15 and 30 minutes. In most cases, you can return to your normal activities immediately following the sclerotherapy procedure, though you will have to wear compression stockings to promote healthy circulation during the recovery period. You should avoid strenuous exercise for a few weeks, but otherwise there is very little that you cannot do after your treatment. Your vein doctor will provide detailed information on after-care.

Are There Risks and Side Effects to Sclerotherapy Procedure?

Your vein specialist works hard to prevent complications by conducting a thorough examination before the sclerotherapy procedure. You are asked to provide a complete list of the medications you take, and any health conditions you have are considered before sclerotherapy is recommended. Your doctor may test the medicine used in the sclerotherapy injection on a small area before treating a larger area to minimize the risk of an allergic reaction.

You can help to ensure the procedure and your recovery go smoothly by providing all requested information and following your doctor’s instructions for the period before your treatment. For example, you may be asked to avoid anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen for up to three days before the procedure.

After your sclerotherapy treatment, you may have some itching, swelling, or bruising around the injection site. This is relatively common, and it goes away within a few days. Less common side effects include brown lines or spots at the site of the treated vein. These generally fade over time.

Some patients notice that after larger veins are treated, the veins become lumpy and hard. This is normal, and the tissue will dissolve and fade within a few months. Finally, it is possible that some tiny new vessels will form at the injection site. These also fade on their own within a few months.

Serious side effects are rare, but they do happen. You must see your doctor immediately if you notice inflammation near your groin, small ulcers developing at the injection site, or swelling in your leg that comes on suddenly.

Are there other Minimally Invasive Treatments for Varicose and Spider vein Removal?

Your spider vein doctor or varicose vein doctor will conduct a complete exam to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. If the sclerotherapy procedure doesn’t quite meet your needs, there are a variety of other options available to close unhealthy veins without surgery. These are the alternatives your vein specialist may discuss with you:

Each of these procedures can be performed on-site at your spider vein clinic or varicose vein clinic, and none require extensive recovery time. Your vein doctor will help you decide which is the best vein treatment for your symptoms.

How Do I Choose a Vein Doctor?

There are several types of doctors that treat varicose veins and spider veins, but it’s important to select a specialist in venous disorders if you are experiencing symptoms of vein disease. While general practitioners and dermatologists may suggest remedies to reduce the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins, they are unlikely to correctly diagnose the underlying cause of your protruding veins.

Instead, choose a Board-Certified vein specialist with experience and education specific to vein disease. These experts will ensure that the cause of your varicose veins and spider veins is accurately diagnosed, and you will receive a treatment plan that includes state of the art procedures to eliminate your bulging veins.

The specialists at the Vein Treatment Clinic are leaders in their field, and they are dedicated to providing you with high-quality care. Schedule a consultation online or by calling 855-248-4609.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | Double Certified
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
Read more >>

Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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