Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins


Varicose veins are unsightly, bulging blood vessels that lead to pain and other complications.

But you don’t have to live with the appearance or discomfort of varicose veins when a safe, effective treatment such as sclerotherapy addresses the condition so easily. In the privacy of your New Jersey vein doctor’s office, receive sclerotherapy for varicose veins with no downtime. At the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey — with multiple locations in Parsippany, Old Bridge and Sayreville — you’re treated with a level of service second to none. Between the extensive experience and training of Dr. Dmitry Gorelik and the caring nurturing of his support staff, you feel comfortable and cared for, from the moment you walk in. Call for a consultation today and lose those bothersome varicose veins.

Sclerotherapy is a vein treatment used to remove damaged or discolored veins from arms, legs, hands and feet, as well as from facial areas. During a vein sclerotherapy, your New Jersey vein specialist injects a medication into the damaged blood vessels. The medication irritates the walls of the blood vessels, causing them to shrink and collapse. Within a few weeks, the veins become less visible as they’re absorbed back into your body, leaving behind clear skin.

If you have spider veins that affect your appearance or varicose veins on your legs, arms, stomach or ankles, sclerotherapy may be the right treatment for you. In northern New Jersey, Dr. Dmitry Gorelik at the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey is an expert at injection sclerotherapy for varicose veins. Sclerotherapy is helpful for many vein conditions, including:

  Varicose veins

  Spider veins

  Small hemorrhoids

  Malformed lymph vessels

When to Seek Treatment for Varicose Veins

If you have varicose veins that are causing pain or discomfort, you need to seek medical help. Your vein specialist at the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey determines which treatment method is best for your specific condition following an in-depth vein consultation. And even if it’s just the appearance of the bulging veins that’s bothering you, vein sclerotherapy is an effective treatment option.


Untreated, varicose veins can lead to a host of complications, even if they aren’t currently causing you any discomfort. Venous stasis ulcers, bleeding and stasis dermatitis are serious medical concerns that can develop from varicose veins. Damaged veins can also affect your mobility and overall health and well-being. Sclerotherapy for varicose veins is a simple, safe procedure with a long history of exceptional results, especially when you have your varicose veins treated in the earliest stages.

How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

When you arrive for your sclerotherapy appointment, Dr. Dmitry Gorelik, your NJ vein doctor, has you lie down on a procedure table with your leg raised. After he disinfects the skin, he injects your varicose veins with a sclerosing solution through a small, thin needle. No anesthesia is need, though you may feel a slight pinch temporarily. The solution irritates your damaged blood vessel and causes it to swell. The vein eventually shrinks as the inflammation cuts off the flow of lymphatic fluid and blood. As the sclerosant enters the vein, you may experience minor tingling, burning sensations or nothing at all.

Effects of Sclerotherapy

Some minor cramping may occur for a minute or two following the injection. Your vein specialist massages the area so blood doesn’t re-enter the vein. The full sclerotherapy treatment only takes between 15 and 30 minutes. You can expect to see results within a few weeks, although you may need a follow-up visit to completely destroy the varicose vein.

Choose an experienced vein doctor to prevent side effects, such as skin color changes or bruising. After the procedure, you can resume daily activities at once, without any downtime. Follow your doctor’s orders for recovery. Dr. Gorelik may recommend wearing compression socks, avoiding warm baths and not doing any strenuous exercise for a few days.

How to Prevent Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can develop due to several factors, including age, pregnancy or simple genetics. In many cases, however, you can avoid the formation of varicose veins. Prevent reoccurrences of varicose veins when possible by following your vein specialist’s suggestions, which may include:

  Maintain a healthy body weight. Excess weight puts undue stress on your blood vessels, causing them to bulge. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. Instead, try to switch between sitting and standing every 30 to 60 minutes whenever possible.

  Wear lower heels. High heels can alter the blood flow to your feet, making it difficult for your veins to work properly. Instead, try wearing flats or sneakers to encourage easy blood flow. You’ll be more comfortable and prevent the formation of varicose veins.

  Elevate your legs when possible. Raising your legs while you’re seated helps prevent your legs from swelling, which increases the pressure in the blood vessels of your legs.

  Exercise regularly to promote healthy blood flow. Activities like walking, yoga and swimming are great ways to increase your blood flow and keep your veins in shape. Just like your muscles, veins need exercise!

You can’t always avoid varicose veins. But when you need it, sclerotherapy is a safe and effective method for removing varicose veins. And the experts at the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey are available to help. Clear skin is only a phone call away — contact Dr. Dmitry Gorelik today to set up your appointment.

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2500 Morris Avenue , Suite 220
Union, NJ 07083
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