Visible veins on your body can have a significant impact on your appearance and cause pain or health complications when they go untreated. Dr. Hei Jin Chung offers the first-line treatment for visible veins, sclerotherapy. This medical treatment safely and permanently eliminates varicose and spider veins, so please don’t wait to call the office, Dr. Chung Vein Specialist in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins:
You may not develop symptoms from varicose veins, but they can sometimes cause pain, cramping, swelling, and heavy-feeling legs. Varicose veins can also cause health complications such as:
Sclerotherapy treats varicose and spider veins by injecting a medicated solution directly into the affected blood vessels. The medication in the solution makes the veins collapse and seal shut; then your body absorbs the damaged veins.
Varicose and spider veins at the skin’s surface are easily injected. If your varicose veins are deep, Dr. Chung may perform ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. A foam version of the solution may be used for larger veins because the foam covers a larger area.
Spider veins and small varicose veins disappear in about three to six weeks. It takes your body three to four months to clear away larger veins. Some patients need several treatments to achieve the results they want.
When veins respond to treatment, the results are permanent. New spider or varicose veins may develop in the future, however. Dr. Chung can recommend compression stockings or lifestyle changes to lower your risk of developing varicose or spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is safe and effective, so don’t continue to suffer from unsightly or painful visible veins: Call Dr. Chung or book an appointment online to begin treatment.