Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a special medication into the diseased vein, which causes it to close. At our center in Florham Park, New Jersey, we use an FDA-approved drug called Sotradecol (sodium tetradecyl sulfate). Sotradecol is a pain-free spider vein treatment, unlike saline injections, which are used by many other clinics.Most patients describe minimal itching and burning for 5-15 minutes following sclerotherapy, but you will leave the office free of discomfort. You will feel the prick of the needle being inserted into the skin. However, we use the tiniest needles possible to reduce the discomfort felt by our patients. If you are very concerned about pain, please talk to Dr. Seaver or one of the nurses. They will discuss some possible solutions.
Most people who have spider veins also have diseased underlying veins, which “feed” the spider veins. At our center, we make every effort to treat the underlying problem as well as providing spider vein treatment. By treating the underlying veins, the chances of recurrence are much lower.
If we are able to treat the “feeder” veins effectively, you may require only one or two treatments. However, if you have a more severe problem, such as numerous spider veins over a larger area, we may require 3-5 sessions to take care of you. These are spaced approximately 2-6 weeks apart.
You do not need to take time off from work. You may resume normal activities immediately after the treatment by wearing compression hose for at least 2-7 days after the treatment.
Additional Spider Vein Treatments
At Laser & Vein Center of North Jersey, Dr. Philip Seaver provides expert services in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and spider veins to the patients from Northern and Central New Jersey, and NYC. Looking for the best spider vein doctors and state-of-the-art vein clinic near you? By focusing on each client’s unique concerns and needs, our doctors provide personalized care with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call 973-408-8346 to speak with our friendly staff.