Does Vein Sclerotherapy Hurt?

Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, providing relief for those experiencing aching, pain, heaviness, itching, burning, leg restlessness, leg cramps, throbbing and swelling.

Vein sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure that provides men and women with relief from spider veins on the legs, chest, hands, or face. This vein treatment not only minimizes the unsightly appearance of spider veins and varicose veins, but also can provide relief from their symptoms.

Studies have shown this safe, effective treatment can eliminate as many as 50–80% of treated veins after just a few sessions.  There is minimal discomfort involved, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. The ongoing pain and discomfort of varicose veins can now be replaced by this virtually pain-free vein procedure.

During this procedure, expert vein specialist doctors use FDA approved liquid sclerosants, which are guided visually, or foam, which is guided through ultrasound, to eliminate small spider veins, reticular veins (feeder veins), and larger bulging varicose veins without surgery.

The tiny needle is used to introduce the FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close.  Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears.  The vein specialists initiate the process and the body does the rest, naturally.

Sclerotherapy sessions are typically completed within 20 minutes per leg and most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. There could be minimal side effects, such as mild swelling, or warmth around the area, or light bruising could appear, but these side effects generally go away within a few days. Taking an aspirin can help reduce any inflammation. Of course, like any medical procedure if you experience unusual pain or other problems, you should contact your doctor or seek medical care.

Vein sclerotherapy can help restore circulation and reduce the risks associated with chronic venous insufficiency. With the advancement of modern medical treatments, there’s no reason to suffer from painful, unsightly varicose veins. If early treatment is sought, most vein issues can be resolved before they become a more serious issue.

If you would like more information on sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins or varicose veins, please contact the vein specialists at the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our three convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236,

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At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.   Contact us for more information about sclerotherapy in Florida today.

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