Treat Spider Veins and Small Vericose Veins with Sclerotherapy
Many people are affected by varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy is the most popular and effective technique for eliminating spider veins and small varicose veins. The procedure works by injecting a solution into the affected vein, which causes it to collapse. Eventually, the vein turns to scar tissue and becomes invisible on the skin surface. Contact us to find out more about how we can simply and conveniently treat spider veins with Sclerotherapy.
Did you know…that sclerotherapy has been used in the treatment of varicose veins for more than 70 years? Most treatments take less than an hour to complete, and the majority of patients experience no downtime following the procedure.
Who is a candidate for sclerotherapy?
You may be a candidate for sclerotherapy if you are bothered by the appearance of small to moderately-sized varicose or spider veins. Doctors use sclerotherapy for cosmetic purposes, though some patients also experience relief from related symptoms, such as aching and swelling near affected blood vessels. You must consult with your physician before undergoing sclerotherapy to determine if it is right for you. Patients who are pregnant or have a history of blood clots may not be eligible for this procedure.
What to expect during sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is an outpatient medical procedure performed from the comfort of our office. You will lie down with your legs elevated. The treatment area will be cleansed, and the doctor will begin slowly injecting a solution into your vein. Because the needle is so fine, anesthetic is not required. After withdrawing the needle, the doctor will apply pressure to the treatment area before moving on to the next vein.
What to expect during the post-treatment phase
After sclerotherapy you will be required to wear compression stockings for 1 week. You will be encouraged to resume most regular activities except strenuous exercise. Routine follow up appointments and reinjections are included in post op care.