Why Sclerotherapy is the Most Common Spider Vein Treatment

Why Sclerotherapy is the Most Common Spider Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy is the most effective and common spider vein treatment option. It has been called the Gold Standard by a multitude of patients and providers around the country. Are unsightly spider veins keeping you from being your most confident self?

If so, you’re not alone.

It’s estimated that one in five Americans, ages 18-60+, are burdened by the trademark of blue, knotted veins on their calves and inner legs.

Spider veins are smaller versions of varicose veins and are visible on the surface of the skin.

They are known for their thin, tangled, web-like appearance and are mainly seen as a cosmetic nuisance.

As do most vein doctors, Dr. Stuart Miller at New Jersey Vein and Vascular Center (NJVVC) considers sclerotherapy the most effective treatment for small varicose veins and spider veins available today.
Why? Well, let’s take a look at the other options.

Alternative Treatment Options

One popular treatment is Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatment. With IPL, a local anesthetic is administered, and the use of heat energy destroys the abnormal veins. The vein is then absorbed into the body over a short period of time. Another option is surface lasers. They are similar to IPL treatments in that the heat from a laser destroys the diseased vein.
Saline injection, classified as the older alternative, is rarely used anymore due to the risk of skin necrosis.  However, some clinics still offer this treatment.

Doctors inject a hypertonic saline solution into the veins to irritate the lining, causing it to collapse and stick together.

How These Other Procedures Fall Short

IPL and laser treatments are often painful and can result in blistering of the skin. The average cost for these treatments is high and the effects of this procedure are rarely desired. They are not long-lasting, and the patient will need to return every four weeks to see continued results.
Saline solution injection often results in an extreme burning sensation and possible skin alteration at the injection site. The results are minimal and continued treatment is advised. Sclerotherapy has graduated beyond this painful treatment and has exceeded the expectations of many clinics and patients.

Sclerotherapy is the Gold Standard for Spider Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy is the most effective treatment for spider veins available today.

The treatment takes 15 minutes to an hour to complete and doesn’t require anesthetics.

It’s important to understand that no treatment for spider veins will prevent new veins from forming.

The sclerosant solution is administered by a thin needle that fills the vein, causing it to collapse and disappear before your eyes. A band-aid is then applied to the injection area and recommended compression stockings are applied.

The procedure is minimally invasive and will reduce up to 80% of spider veins within the first treatment.

Additional medical advancement of this treatment includes ultrasound assistance and foam solutions for those deeper, more damaged veins.

Let New Jersey Vein and Vascular Center help you step out in confidence. Contact us today and see for yourself what sclerotherapy can do for you!

Advantages of Outpatient Care for Venous Disease

Advantages of Outpatient Care for Venous Disease

Seeking healthcare treatment at one of New Jersey’s top-level outpatient centers can have several different perks, including the treatment of a wide variety of venous conditions you may have. Complex illnesses and conditions can be treated on site with a family-like health care program that will provide you with many other quality opportunities including the following:

Avoiding the Hospital

The opportunity to get the treatment done without requiring you to go to the hospital, where stays and wait times can oftentimes be much lengthier, is always a major positive.

Not having to go to a hospital to complete a procedure will keep you away from being exposed to unnecessary germs, the possibility of sharing a room and allows you to recuperate in the comfort of your own home.

No Anesthesia 

The procedures that are done in an outpatient environment can treat a wide variety of different symptoms, however, none of the procedures require anesthesia which means a quicker recovery time for patients.

No anesthesia also means that you will be able to witness your procedure and be informed immediately about the outcome and aftercare responsibilities.

Quick Recovery & Return to Daily Activities

Procedures that are done at an outpatient care center generally don’t require long recoveries or much downtime from daily activities.


Typically, you can return to your normal routine the very next day which alleviates any stress associated with being out of work, fulfilling household responsibilities or feeling ‘stuck’ in bed.

State-of-the-Art Treatment Plans

Many outpatient medical facilities are where the newest and best technologies are being used. To find quick, precise and non-invasive care look for medical practices that offer “family-like” care and a deep regard for every patient. Finding a facility that focuses on the concerns of each patient and has an open line of communication between patient and staff will allow you and your physician to create a treatment plan that is based upon your specific needs.
The ultimate goal of any treatment should always be better health, freedom from pain and as little interruption to your daily activities as possible. For more information about our outpatient procedures, doctor, and staff, contact us today!
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