Varicose Veins Specialist

Garden State Pain Control -  - Pain Medicine Physician

Garden State Pain Control

Pain Medicine Physicians & Orthopedics located in Edison, NJ & Clifton, NJ

Over 40 million American men and women have varicose veins, and at least half are over 50 years of age, but you don’t have to live with the discomfort and unsightly appearance they cause. The experienced team at Garden State Pain Control offer the most advanced treatments available for varicose veins for adults living in New Jersey. If you have varicose veins, call to schedule an appointment at one of their convenient locations in Edison, Clifton, Hazlet or Jersey City, or book an appointment online for a thorough consultation today.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins? 

Varicose veins are bulging, twisting veins that develop in your legs or feet. These problematic veins are often a hereditary problem that occurs when blood starts pooling in your veins, causing it to twist or stretch. Additional causes of varicose veins include:

  • Being overweight or pregnant
  • Having a job that requires you to sit or stand for long periods without breaks
  • Leading a sedentary or inactive lifestyle
  • Having venous insufficiency

While typically harmless, varicose veins can be visually unattractive and cause a variety of symptoms, including chronic pain, discomfort, or cramping; restless leg syndrome; and swelling.

The Garden State Pain Control team offers a variety of treatments to relieve varicose veins and their symptoms. 

What is the treatment for varicose veins?

In the past, varicose vein treatment involved surgery under general anesthesia that required sutures, and a lengthy recovery. At Garden State Pain Control, the team relies on the most advanced varicose vein treatments available, including sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation therapy (ELAT), and radiofrequency ablation.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy treats varicose veins by injecting a concentrated saline solution directly into the problem vein, which causes it to disappear over three to six weeks. 

ELAT

During this procedure, your provider inserts a small laser fiber into your varicose vein and uses pulses of laser light to collapse the vein. 

Radiofrequency ablation

This treatment involves ultrasound imaging that guides a thin catheter into your varicose vein. Once in place, your provider delivers electricity to heat the wall of your vein, causing it to shrink and collapse.

Garden State Pain Control also offers radiofrequency ablation with Venefitâ„¢.

What is Venefit?

Venefit is an effective and safe technology that provides one of the most powerful options available for treating varicose veins without general anesthetic. This approach harnesses the power and flexibility of radio waves, instead of electricity like traditional RFA. 

The process for treating varicose veins with Venefit is similar to traditional RFA and usually takes between 45-60 minutes. After having radiofrequency ablation with Venefit, you can return to normal activities immediately but wear compression stockings for two weeks to prevent the formation of small clots and guarantee the best cosmetic outcome possible.

Treating veins with radiofrequency ablation provides dramatic improvements within a few days, though, it can take some time for the vein itself to fully disappear depending on its severity. In most cases, you have one to four veins needing treatment at one time.

Call Garden State Pain Control, or book a consultation online today for varicose vein treatment.