Sclerotherapy

 

Overview
A medical procedure used to eliminate varicose and spider veins by injection of a solution directly in to the vein

What is sclerotherapy?
It is a simple procedure where veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes them to close and then fade. The procedure may also help with the  symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps. The treatment only eliminates veins that are no longer used, so there are no effects on blood circulation.

Is there downtime associated with a sclerotherapy treatment?
Compression tape or compression stockings may be worn for a couple of  days after the procedure. Otherwise, there is no downtime. Hot showers, swimming, spas, and sun exposure should be avoided three to seven days post treatment. Patients can resume normal activity immediately after the treatment.

How quickly will I see results?
Results occur immediately after treatment. Once the swelling subsides, after a few days, the results are even better.