Sclerotherapy is a widely used nonsurgical procedure that eliminates spider and varicose veins. Using an ultrafine needle, we inject a sclerosing agent into the veins, which will cause them to dissolve and eventually disappear. Patients undergoing sclerotherapy generally experience very little discomfort and can return to work that same day. Often used as an alternative to surgery, sclerotherapy can reduce or eliminate spider and varicose veins in 1-6 treatments, depending upon the extent of the problem and patient compliance following the procedure.
To help lessen the chance for bruising and to ensure the treated veins remain closed, we may have you wear heavy-duty support stockings for a short time after treatment. There is the possibility of recurrence of the veins if there is essentially a problem with the venous system.