Sclerotherapy is an innovative vein reduction procedure that has been performed for nearly 80 years. A specialized sclerosant solution is administered directly into the targeted vein, causing it to irritate its lining and collapse. The body processes this collapsed vein as scar tissue and will progressively fade from view. Sclerotherapy requires no anesthesia or downtime, and you will just need to wear a compression stocking for a few days post treatment to speed healing and reduce swelling.
Removing spider veins can help treat a variety of symptoms including:
Typically, patients often need between 2-6 sclerotherapy sessions to properly treat spider veins spaced four to six weeks apart. The treatments typically take about 30 minutes and are virtually painless.