While varicose and spider veins aren’t necessarily dangerous, their appearance can be enough to leave you uneasy or uncomfortable, particularly when you’re in public. Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective procedure that is considered the treatment of choice for erasing these enlarged veins. At Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, Jeffrey Gosin, MD, FACS, and his team offer sclerotherapy as the first line of treatment for spider and varicose veins, erasing unsightly blemishes fast. If you’re suffering from spider veins, call to schedule your consultation or book online.
Sclerotherapy is a simple and highly effective treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. Unlike other procedures, such as a phlebectomy, sclerotherapy requires only a few injections for treatment.
During sclerotherapy, Dr. Gosin injects a medication known as a sclerosing agent into your abnormal veins. This solution irritates the inner lining of your veins, causing them to collapse and fade.
Though older sclerotherapy solutions could cause slight discomfort during treatment, Dr. Gosin and his team use a newer solution called Asclera®, a brand name for polidocanol. This solution retains the efficacy of older treatment solutions while eliminating some of the pain associated with old solutions.
Sclerotherapy is a simple and straightforward procedure, usually requiring no more than 20 minutes of your time. During the procedure, you lie with your legs slightly elevated. After cleaning the treatment area, Dr. Gosin injects the sclerotherapy solution into your veins.
After your injection, Dr. Gosin compresses and massages the area to prevent bleeding and help spread the sclerotherapy solution. He’ll repeat this procedure for each vein requiring treatment. Once your treatment is complete, you’re free to resume your daily activities.
While sclerotherapy is usually very effective in improving the appearance of spider veins, the results are not immediate. It usually takes a few weeks for the treated veins to begin to fade, and repeat treatments may be necessary to get the best results.
Following treatment, you should avoid hot baths and keep the area out of direct sunlight during the recovery period. You might also wear compression stockings to ensure a proper recovery. You should also avoid certain medications for up to 48 hours following the procedure, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatories.
With patience and proper follow-up after treating your spider veins, you usually see marked improvement within six weeks.
Are spider veins standing in the way of your great legs? Sclerotherapy from Dr. Gosin at Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, can erase those unsightly veins quickly and painlessly. To learn more, call to schedule your consultation or book online.
Shore Vascular & Vein Center is proud to serve individuals in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Ocean County, and the surrounding areas in southern New Jersey.