What are the benefits of the sclerotherapy treatment procedure?

Jan 13, 2020

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Getting sclerotherapy treatment near you removes your spider veins – for good

If you look search for ‘how to get rid of spider veins’, the internet offers lots of different advice – using compression stockings, or home remedies such as essential oils or apple cider vinegar, and more. The bottom line is – none of this works. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive solution that can permanently get rid of your spider veins.

In sclerotherapy, vein doctors inject a medicated solution (called sclerosant) directly into the spider veins. The solution makes the vein walls stick together and seal off. Over the next three to four weeks, your body reacts to this non-functional vein, and digests it completely. So the original vein completely disappears, permanently solving the problem.

The sclerotherapy procedure is quick and painless

This is a minimally invasive procedure, and does not require blood tests, hospital admissions, or long appointments. You can get this done in less than an hour at the doctor’s office – it is similar to having a dental filling! The needles used for the injections are very, very tiny, and the prick barely causes any discomfort. Sclerotherapy requires no downtime – you can get back to your regular schedule right after the procedure.

In the long run, it is more economical than the average cost of laser spider vein treatment

Some people prefer to go for laser treatment as an alternative spider vein treatment. A single session costs lesser than a single session of sclerotherapy, and it is non-invasive – the laser light is beamed on to the skin over the spider veins. However, to get the same results as sclerotherapy, one laser session is not enough – you will need at least three to four sittings to completely eliminate the spider veins. So in the long run, you end up paying more for laser than you would for sclerotherapy. Moreover, when you go to an experienced vein doctor, the tiny needle prick used in sclerotherapy is hardly felt – so this may actually be as painless as laser treatment.

Tanning after sclerotherapy: How much should you worry?

It is natural to be concerned about the after-effects of sclerotherapy. The most common concern is skin tanning after the procedure. The skin over the spider vein is prone to hyperpigmentation after sclerotherapy, especially if you tend to tan easily. This can easily be avoided if you take due precautions. Use a medicated sunscreen with SPF60 for at least six weeks after sclerotherapy. You should also avoid direct sunlight for up to three weeks after the procedure.

You may also experience mild pain or bruising after the procedure. Your vein doctor will prescribe pain medication to deal with this. You will also need to wear compression stockings for one to three weeks after treatment. This reduces swelling and bruising, and helps in faster healing.

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Sclerotherapy will not get rid of painful symptoms, if you have any

Scleotherapy is essentially a cosmetic procedure. However, some people with spider veins can also experience painful symptoms – such as swollen ankles, heavy, aching feet and throbbing pain in the legs. In these cases, your spider veins have formed as a result of another vein condition, called chronic venous insufficiency (CVS).

In CVS, the main leg vein is diseased. Its fails to return blood back to the heart in an efficient manner. As a result, excess blood pools in the leg veins, and this causes the pressure in the leg veins to increase. Under the excess pressure, blood may be forced out into newer, unhealthy veins. If these new veins are small, they appear as purplish streaks within the skin, and are called spider veins. If these veins are large, they appear as twisted, rope like structures, called varicose veins. So if you have painful symptoms, it is quite likely that you have CVS – and may have varicose veins as well.

So, will you also need varicose vein removal treatment, or other vein treatment procedures?

If you do have symptoms of vein disease, then yes, you will most probably need additional treatment procedures. Treating your spider veins is only the tip of the iceberg – you will want to take care of what lies underneath as well!For CVS and varicose veins treatments, the main leg vein that is diseased needs to be shut down. Once this vein is sealed off completely, the blood re-routes to the heart through other healthier veins, and the transport system once again becomes efficient. To seal off the main vein, vein doctors commonly employ one of the following minimally invasive procedures:

  • Radiofrequency ablation: Uses heat energy to seal off the vein from within.
  • Endovenous laser ablation: Uses laser energy to seal the vein from within.
  • VenaSeal: Medicated glue blocks up the vein
  • Clarivein: Sclerosant is dispersed throughout the vein using a tiny, rotating catheter
  • Varithena: Uses foam sclerosant that can naturally disperse across medium sized veins.

The Vein Treatment Clinic offers state of the art treatment for spider veins, as well as varicose veins and CVS. At VTC, our team of board certified physicians will put together a customized treatment plan for you, depending on the kind of vein conditions you have. To consult with our expert vein doctors, book an appointment online, or call 855-982-9678.

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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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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | Harvard Medical School

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.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

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.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Drexel College of Medicine

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.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

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 | Yale Medical School

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 | Harvard Medical School

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.

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Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

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.

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Dr. Calvin Jung

New York University

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Simon
Smith MD

NJ Vein Specialist
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.
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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

NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses 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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