Treating spider and varicose veins

Spider and varicose veins are a common concern in adults. These noticeable veins are often a source of embarrassment for patients, and can make men and women feel less confident when wearing more revealing clothing. At Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills in Short Hills, NJ, we see many patients each year who are considering ways of treating these visible veins, and we are proud to offer solutions. Many of our patients will benefit from one of three treatment options available at our state-of-the-art dermatological practice, including traditional sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, and laser ablation.

Methods of treating varicose veins and spider veins available:

  • Traditional sclerotherapy – traditional sclerotherapy is the use of a sclerosing gel that is administered by needle directly into the vein. This injectable medication will close the vein and redirect the blood to stronger, healthier veins. The body naturally absorbs the damaged vein which in turn eliminates the vein visibly.
  • Foam sclerotherapy – this type of sclerotherapy is similar to traditional, though instead of a liquid sclerosing injection, it is combined with air to provide foam injection. This closes up the vein faster and achieve similar results.
  • Laser ablation – some patients who want to avoid injections can ask about laser ablation. This is done by using a specialized laser device that penetrates the skin into the vein to close it up and allow the body to redirect blood.

Which treatment is right for me?

During a consultation appointment with the providers at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, patients can ask about the types of treatment and determine which one is best for their unique needs. Our team of professionals can educate patients on the pros and cons of each, allowing patients to make an educated decision with the knowledge provided.

Call Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills today

Short Hills, NJ area patients who are interested in the treatment of spider veins or varicose veins will want to learn more about the options for treatment available to them with the team of professionals at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills. Contact the office at (973) 232-6245 to request a visit at 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 2H.

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