We are often asked by our patients about advertisements for varicose vein creams or lotions for spider veins that promise to remove these unsightly vein conditions. The patients want to know if these vein treatments are effective. While we would love to see a lotion that eradicates spider veins, varicose veins, or[…]
For those spider veins or varicose veins that cannot be seen on the skin’s surface or larger affected veins beneath the skin’s surface, our vascular doctors at the Vein Institute of NJ may opt to do vein treatments through ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, also called echo-sclerotherapy.
As vascular doctors, this is a question our patients seeking vein treatments often ask. The short answer is, “No, they won’t come back.” But, they will appear to return!
“Wait!,” the patient said as we were about to painlessly zap and eradicate the spider veins on her thigh that had kept her from wearing shorts the past two summers. “Don’t I need that vein?” A great question, even if not the ideal time to pose it; but the answer is “No!” Depending on the type of procedure performed[…]