Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy (Injections) Can be Used to Effectively Treat Both varicose Veins and spider Veins

Dr. Mark Moritz on Sclerotherapy
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This 20 minute “in office” procedure is convenient, non-invasive, effective and simple. A tiny needle is used to inject the veins with a United States FDA approved medication that irritates the lining of the vein. Over a short time, in response to the irritation, the vein closes and is reabsorbed by the body. The blood from the closed vein is routed to properly working veins, restoring correct circulation.

Sclerotherapy relieves symptoms due to varicose and spider veins in most patients. With this procedure, veins can be dealt with at an early stage, helping to prevent further complications and unsightliness.

You may need one to several sclerotherapy sessions for any vein region and the number of injections varies per session. Generally, normal activities can be resumed after sclerotherapy. Medically prescribed support hose and/or bandages may be needed for one day to several weeks after a session to assist in resolution of the veins.

The procedure, performed multiple times each day at the Vein Institute of New Jersey, causes minimal or no discomfort. Patients return immediately to their normal activity or the workplace. It is common for our patients to stop in over their lunch hour for a session of sclerotherapy!

Bruising and pigmentation may occur after the sclerotherapy session. If bruising occurs, it usually disappears within one to two weeks. Although pigmentation almost always fades, it can last for several months. Scarring and other complications are rare.