Just How Safe is Sclerotherapy?

The presence of varicose veins can make those who suffer from them want to hide their legs and will need sclerotherapy to treat these veins. However, new technology has revolutionized spider vein treatment.

Specialist vein doctors can now treat these veins with a minimally invasive technique called vein sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy pain is minimal and the procedure requires little to no recovery time. In fact, vein sclerotherapy is generally considered the gold standard treatment for removing these embarrassing and often painful veins.

How is sclerotherapy done? 

Sclerotherapy is performed in a vein specialist’s office and not only minimizes the veins’ unsightly appearance, but can also provide relief from tired, aching, cramping, and restless legs. Additionally, studies have shown this safe, effective treatment can eliminate as many as 50–80% of treated veins after just a few sessions.

Few people experience any complications, although some temporary side effects can occur, including changes in skin pigment at the sites, red areas, or uncommonly a medication allergy. These side effects typically go away within a short period of time, but occasionally take longer to completely disappear.

Although there is a potential for more serious complications such as a deep vein blood clot or inadvertent intra-arterial injection, the incidence is extremely rare. To be assured of the best possible treatment outcome for spider veins, it’s important to find a vein specialist doctor who maintains the highest credentials, treatment modalities, and patient care standards.

The best treatment for spider veins

At the Goldman Vein Institute, we stay abreast of the latest developments in Phlebology to ensure that each patient receives the highest quality vein treatment available.

If you would like more information about the safety of sclerotherapy for treating spider veins and varicose veins, please contact 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, or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, leg ulcers, restless legs, 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 phone us at our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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