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Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy

Be a part of the disappearing act… featuring your varicose veins.
 

About

Varicose veins can be uncontrollable and unsightly. Take back control over your veins with Sclerotherapy! After just ONE quick and minimally invasive treatment you will start to see a glimpse of your desired skin—FREE of varicose veins!
Sclerotherapy effectively treats varicose and spider veins. It's often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins.

How it Works

It is often used to improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins. It can also effectively treat:

  • Aching
  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Night cramps

When treated for small varicose veins or spider veins, you can expect to see definitive results in three to six weeks.

***Veins that respond to treatment generally don't come back, but new veins may appear***

FAQ

What is Sclerotherapy? Let us help answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
 

How does Sclerotherapy work?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and “spider veins.” During sclerotherapy, the physician injects a solution directly into the affected vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view. Sclerotherapy is a well-proven procedure and has been used since the 1930s.[1]

How long does the Sclerotherapy treatment take?

Sclerotherapy doesn't require anesthesia and is done in the office. It generally takes less than an hour to complete, on average it takes about 30-45 minutes.

What is required after the treatment?

Walking and moving your legs is important to prevent the formation of blood clots. Compression stockings and bandages should be worn for about two weeks to maintain compression on the treated veins.  Majority of people return to normal activities right after Sclerotherapy treatment.  Avoiding strenuous exercise may be recommended as well. 

Avoiding sun exposure to the treated areas after treatment is recommended because the inflammation caused by the injections combined with sun exposure can lead to dark spots on your skin.

Is Sclerotherapy treatment painful?

Mild discomfort may occur when the veins are injected, and a cramping sensation may be felt for 1 to 2 minutes when larger veins are injected.

[1] Venous Disease Sclerotherapy (clevelandclinic.org)