If you’re tired of living with unsightly spider or varicose veins, consider sclerotherapy. This safe, effective treatment can effectively eradicate superficial veins, improving your confidence and quality of life. At Goldman Vein Institute in Jupiter and Wellington, Florida, board-certified vein and vascular specialists Saluja Varghese-Goldman, MD, RVT, RPVI, Alexander Goldman, MD, RVT, RPVI, and the caring team provide visually guided sclerotherapy. To schedule an appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.
Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure used to treat and remove spider veins and small varicose veins.
During sclerotherapy, your Goldman Vein Institute provider injects a medical solution directly into a vein. The solution causes the vein to scar and collapse, rerouting your blood through healthier veins. Over time, your body absorbs the treated veins, causing them to fade away.
Sclerotherapy is incredibly versatile. The team at Goldman Vein Institute uses it for cosmetic purposes and to address some of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with leg veins.
If you regularly experience aching, swelling, and burning sensations or suffer from night cramps caused by varicose or spider veins, sclerotherapy can provide relief.
Only a qualified medical provider, like the team at Goldman Vein Institute, can determine if you’re a good candidate for sclerotherapy. During your initial consultation, your provider conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you about your symptoms.
If you regularly take aspirin or other blood-thinning medications, let your provider know. Your provider may ask you to stop taking these for a period of time to lower your risk of bleeding or other complications.
Lastly, your provider takes an ultrasound of your legs. An ultrasound uses soundwaves to produce images of your veins. Your provider uses this information to guide treatment.
The team at Goldman Vein Institute performs sclerotherapy on-site as an outpatient procedure. On the day of your appointment, you lie down on your back and elevate your legs. Your provider cleans your legs with an antiseptic alcohol solution. Then, they inject a solution into the vein (or veins) being treated.
The solution irritates the lining of the vein and causes it to swell and shut down, blocking blood flow. Afterward, your provider removes the needle and applies a compression bandage to the treatment area. The bandages keep blood out of the treated vessel and help spread the solution.
Your provider repeats this process several times. The number of injections performed depends on the number and size of veins treated.
Sclerotherapy is safe and well-tolerated. In most cases, it’s also covered by health insurance. During treatment, you may experience some stinging or cramping. If your pain becomes unbearable, make sure to let your provider know. If necessary, they can mix a painkiller like lidocaine with the treatment solution.
Following your appointment, there’s little downtime. This means you can return to normal activity, like work or school, right away.
To schedule a sclerotherapy appointment at Goldman Vein Institute, call the office or book online today.