Sclerotherapy is just one of a number of ways to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. The long history of this therapy in the medical community, however, is a testament to its success as a treatment for spider veins.
While technology has improved, therapeutic agents over time have kept sclerotherapy as a proven and effective treatment for spider and varicose veins. As with any therapy, vein sclerotherapy has both benefits and potential drawbacks. That’s a message we at the Vein Institute of New Jersey with seven (7) convenient locations, in Clifton, Livingston, Morristown, Princeton, Rockaway, Shrewsbury and Westfield, believe should be part of any discussion between patients and their physicians about treatment options.
Sclerotherapy treatment is usually a cosmetic procedure. Though varicose veins do not contribute to health problems, most people seek treatment because they want to get rid of unsightly dilated varicose and spider veins. They are simply tired of their legs looking, and sometimes feeling, like their grandmother’s legs. This post will focus on the discussion of the benefits of sclerotherapy. Check out the post where we shed light on some of the downsides.
Sclerotherapy Benefits for Varicose and Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy can help achieve your goals. It is highly effective in reducing or eliminating unsightly varicose veins, reticular veins or spider veins. The great majority of patients are happy with the results and feel better about themselves, and that’s one of the most important benefits.
Another benefit of sclerotherapy is that it is a simple procedure. No hospitalization is required, making sclerotherapy a very affordable, painless and convenient procedure – a huge plus. A sclerotherapy injection can be performed in a vein specialist’s office, and results are readily visible. The procedure is usually completed in 15 to 20 minutes, and normal daily activities can be resumed immediately.
One final point, while most cases of spider veins are indeed a cosmetic problem, in some patients they can cause aching and pain in the affected limbs. Sclerotherapy can relieve these symptoms. As with any medical procedure, sclerotherapy also has potential risks and downsides.
By scheduling a consultation with one of our board certified vascular doctors at the Vein Institute of New Jersey, we can go over the risks and rewards as it may pertain to you. Schedule your appointment today!