What is Sclerotherapy?

Considered the treatment of choice for spider leg veins, sclerotherapy is minimally invasive. It involves injecting a solution directly into veins that causes them to scar and collapse, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.

Sclerotherapy Can Improve Symptoms Related to Varicose Veins, and Spider Veins:

  • Aching
  • smooth skin or sensation of the skin icon
  • Swelling
  • Cramping at night


How does it work?

Your provider will use a fine needle to slowly insert a solution into the appropriate vein. The solution works by irritating the lining of the vein, causing it to swell shut and block the flow of blood.

How long does the treatment take?

A typical treatment session may last up to 30 minutes and will consist of microinjections. If there are many veins being treated, the procedure may take longer.

When will I see results?

Over 2-4 weeks, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades, eventually becoming virtually unnoticeable or invisible.

Does it hurt?

There is a little sting associated with each injection. The burning sensation lasts few seconds.

How quickly will I recover?

There is some mild pain and the injected site will appear bruised and swollen for a few days. After the first 2 days, most patients can resume to normal activities.

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