Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment Services
At NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine, we strive to help patients live pain-free lives and feel good about their bodies. Our compassionate, knowledgeable team of professionals treat many common vein conditions, including spider veins and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation and laser ablation are just a few of the trusted treatments we use at our New Jersey offices.
Do You Have Any of These Conditions or Symptoms?
Many of our patients come to see us when they notice bulging veins or spider veins, but not all vein conditions are obvious. You may need vein treatment if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Leg cramps – People often blame potassium deficiency, but binge-eating bananas doesn’t always help reduce cramping.
- Leg swelling – Mild swelling is normal during pregnancy or after a busy day on your feet, but excessive swelling or swelling that does not improve with rest may require treatment.
- Leg heaviness – If you feel like you’re walking around with weights strapped to your calves or thighs, your veins might be the culprit.
- Leg weakness – When veins aren’t working right, your legs may feel too weak to support your body.
- Itchiness on your arms or legs – Before you assume you have allergies or eczema, ask our team to check your veins.
You may also notice symptoms like thickening skin on your legs, throbbing pain that improves when you lift your legs and discoloration or marks on your arms and legs.
The symptoms above are often linked to conditions such as venous insufficiency, peripheral artery disease and deep vein thrombosis. These and other vein conditions can make it difficult for you to enjoy walking, hiking and other athletic activities, as well as, everyday tasks such as cleaning, caring for your family and running errands.
You deserve to live your best life, whether that means running a 5K or having the confidence to wear shorts or dresses on hot days. Our healthcare specialists recommend and administer innovative treatments for your vein-related concerns so you can make the most of each day.
Concerns About Vein Treatment
Many patients are hesitant to treat their vein issues before they speak with a member of our team. Here are some common concerns patients have about vein treatment:
- It will hurt.
- It will be expensive.
- It won’t work.
- It isn’t safe.
- It will make things worse.
- I’ll miss too much work or school while I recover.
We completely understand why you might have these concerns, but we’re here to help alleviate them. Before recommending any vein treatment services, our certified practitioners assess your condition, lifestyle, budget and preferred recovery timeline. We use safe, modern equipment designed to reduce the risk of error and discomfort during treatment. You can also learn more by knowing What is Interventional Radiology. Vital information like this can definitely be life-changing.
Our team is happy to answer any questions you have during your appointment, but we realize it also helps to learn about potential procedures in advance. That’s why we’ve got brief descriptions of our vein treatment options below. Take a look, and let us know if you have any questions when you call for an appointment.
Safe and Effective Treatment Options
Depending on the severity of your condition, vein treatment may address physical concerns as well as cosmetic concerns. Our safe, effective vein treatments include sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation, VenaSeal and ClariVein.
Sclerotherapy is a common treatment for venous insufficiency. A member of our team injects sclerosant, which is a salt solution, into damaged veins. This destroys the vein, which is then reabsorbed by your body.
We typically use sclerotherapy for small or medium veins, but sometimes it’s suitable for larger veins. This may require the use of a catheter.
Patients often request radiofrequency ablation, commonly called RFA, because it’s a minimally invasive procedure with a quick recovery time. We use thermal energy to close affected veins, and these veins are eventually reabsorbed by your body.
RFA does not require hospitalization, and many patients report they feel fine just a few hours after the procedure.
Endоvеnоuѕ Laser Ablation
Endovenous laser ablation, also known as EVLA or simply laser therapy, is similar to RFA. However, it uses light energy rather than thermal energy when it breaks down your damaged veins. As with RFA, the veins are eventually reabsorbed by your body.
We often use an ultrasound device during laser therapy services because it helps us accurately guide the laser-producing optic fiber toward damaged veins.
VenaSeal is an FDA-approved treatment for damaged veins. We perform VenaSeal by injecting a body-safe adhesive into your veins. This closes your veins without requiring heat or incisions.
VenaSeal often offers permanent results because it seals your veins. It requires minimal recovery time, so you can get back to your active lifestyle quickly.
EVLT has a minor risk of nerve damage, which is why some patients choose ClariVein instead. ClariVein treats varicose veins in just 30 minutes with a gentle yet effective salt solution. This injected liquid dissolves your damaged veins quickly, with minimal discomfort on your end.
Learn More About Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment Services
Many vein conditions react well to the treatments detailed above, and we offer risk-free consultations for our patients. Contact NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine to find out how we can reduce or eliminate your symptoms with fast, effective vein treatment services. We participate in many popular insurance plans and also accept payments from qualified health spending accounts. Let us help you live a pain-free life!