Comprehensive treatments for leg swelling
Some cases of leg swelling require intervention to resolve. At NJ Vein Specialists, we may recommend one of the following procedures:
Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for leg swelling caused by problematic veins. At NJ Vein Specialists, this procedure involves the injection of a sclerosant solution directly into the affected veins. The solution causes irritation within the veins, leading them to shrink and close, which in turn alleviates the fluid buildup and reduces swelling in the legs.
The procedure is relatively quick, lasting anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, and is tailored based on the size and number of veins being treated. Patients typically find this minimally invasive treatment both convenient and effective.
Phlebectomy is another specialized treatment offered by NJ Vein Specialists for leg swelling. During this procedure, our providers make tiny incisions in the leg to carefully extract problematic veins using a specialized hook tool. This precise technique allows for the removal of veins, contributing to swelling with minimal discomfort and scarring.
Phlebectomy is often performed in conjunction with sclerotherapy for enhanced results. In some cases, radiofrequency ablation may be used beforehand to disable the problem veins, followed by phlebectomy to remove them. This combination approach ensures a comprehensive treatment of the underlying causes of leg swelling.