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REDI Diagnostics Corp

Radiology Imaging and Interventional Radiology located in Elmwood Park, NJ

Visible veins like spider veins and varicose veins can affect the appearance of your skin and make you feel like you should cover up at all times. The team REDI Diagnostics Corp in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, provides sclerotherapy treatments that effectively diminish the appearance of visible veins. To consult with the team at REDI Diagnostics Corp about sclerotherapy for your problematic veins, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Sclerotherapy Q&A

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for veins that you can see on the surface of your skin, like spider veins and varicose veins. It’s the most reliable method for treating spider veins and varicose veins available. 

During a 30-minute sclerotherapy procedure at REDI Diagnostics Corp, your provider cleans your skin with alcohol before injecting a sodium-based solution into your vein. The solution disrupts the lining of your vein and causes it to weaken and collapse. Depending on the size of the vein, you might need multiple injections in one session. You can also target multiple spider or varicose veins during a single appointment. 


How does sclerotherapy feel?

Sclerotherapy generally isn’t painful, but it can cause discomfort in some cases. You might feel some slight stinging or muscle cramps near the injection. If you have more than just a little discomfort, be sure to let your provider know. Pain during sclerotherapy can indicate that the solution migrated outside of your veins.

What can I expect after sclerotherapy?

You won’t need to reserve any downtime for recovery after sclerotherapy. You can go straight home or even back to work after the procedure. Your physician gives you some instructions to follow in the weeks after your sclerotherapy treatment, which may include:

  • Walking and moving around to prevent clotting
  • Avoiding intense exercise
  • Wearing compression socks
  • Attending a follow-up appointment
  • Avoiding direct sun exposure

You can expect to see improvements in your spider veins for 3-6 months after sclerotherapy as your treated veins slowly diminish until you can’t see them anymore at all. Sclerotherapy also resolves any pain, irritation, or discomfort that your spider veins or varicose veins can cause. 

Are the results of sclerotherapy permanent?

It’s highly unlikely that any of the veins you treat with sclerotherapy will come back. The treatment has a success rate of 60-80 percent in eliminating targeted veins. However, new spider veins and varicose veins can appear on your skin’s surface, so you can schedule another treatment at REDI Diagnostics Corp if you need it. 

To book a consultation for sclerotherapy as a treatment for spider veins or varicose veins, call REDI Diagnostics Corp or request an appointment online today.