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Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a relatively simple form of spider vein treatment in Monmouth County used to treat spider veins as well as other types of venous disorders. It can be used alone or along with surgical procedures to manage vein disease.

Sclerotherapy involves the injection of liquid or foam agents into the vein to irritate the vein walls. The walls then swell, become sticky, and eventually close up to seal the vein. The blood from this vein reroutes itself into a normal vein while the closed vessel is reabsorbed and finally disappears.

Sclerotherapy is a relatively safe procedure that can be performed at our local vein center in Monmouth County. Most patients experience an immediate relief of symptoms following sclerotherapy. Common complaints include pain, swelling, and redness as a result of the chemical irritation. Many patients obtain relief from these adverse effects with the use of compression.

Vein clinics in Monmouth County such as New Jersey Vein and Laser Center offer two forms of sclerotherapy: light-assisted sclerotherapy and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Light-assisted sclerotherapy is performed with a small hand held light to illuminate diseased veins and tissues directly below the patient’s skin. In ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, an ultrasound beam guides the procedure. This type of sclerotherapy is useful for the management of leaking veins that are not visible to the naked eye or with transcutaneous illumination. Our vein specialist will select the procedure that is most appropriate for your condition.