Sclerotherapy Treatment for Spider Veins
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a procedure for our patients who wish to treat the spider veins on their legs. The veins can be dark or light shades of purple, red or blue. Spider Veins cause no health problems and many people get them removed for aesthetic reasons.
What is the treatment for spider veins?
Sclerotherapy requires a series of treatments spaced about 6 weeks apart. The procedure is performed by one of our licensed clinicians. Treatment is simple and relatively painless with no anesthesia or topical ointments needed. A drug solution is inserted into each vein with a very small, thin needle. The solution causes the vessel to shrink.
What results can I expect from Sclerotherapy?
Some patients get excellent results after just a few treatments, but patients with larger veins or patients with a great number of smaller veins may need additional visits.
Do I have to restrict my activities?
After treatment you are encouraged to walk but not participate in any strenuous activity for 48 hours. Also, you are required to wear thick compression hosiery (15-20 gauge) during the initial 48 hours after treatment. In addition, you should refrain from flying for five days after treatment.