The procedure is typically performed in the doctor’s office. It does not require anesthesia and usually takes 15 minutes to an hour to complete depending on the extent of the veins.
Patients are made comfortable. A fine needle is used to inject a sclerosant solution into the unwanted vein. Some cases may require ultrasound guidance injections to insure best results.
Some patients experience minor stinging or cramps when the needle is inserted. The injection solution or foam irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to swell shut and block the flow of blood.
After treatment you may leave with a small compression dressing or wearing compression stockings. The number of injections and/or treatments needed depends on the size and number of veins a patient has.
NuGenesis VeinCare will always be happy to schedule a vein evaluation to discuss what’s right for you.