For over fifty years, Injection Sclerotherapy has been the preferred treatment option for spider veins and small varicose veins, as recommended by top spider vein doctors in Winston-Salem and NC spider vein doctors.
During this minimally invasive procedure, a small needle is inserted directly into the vein, causing minimal pain for the patient. Then, a foam sclerotherapy technique using FDA-approved sodium tetradecyl is used to treat the vein. This chemical solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, resulting in a fading or disappearing of the colored appearance of the veins. Following treatment, the veins are wrapped with an ace (cotton, sponge, and/or coban) or a compression hose is applied.
While this treatment option does not require anesthesia, it may not be as effective for larger veins and has a higher recurrence rate compared to other minimally invasive techniques. As such, multiple treatments may be required for complete resolution. If you are in need of treatment for spider veins or small varicose veins, contact the top spider vein doctors in Winston-Salem at Novant Health Vein Specialists to schedule an evaluation.
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Novant Health Vein Specialists physicians specialize in a number of state-of-the-art venous procedures and diagnostic tests. To find out more about them, and how these treatments may help you or a loved one, complete the form below and one of our specialists will contact you.