What is Sclerotherapy?

Julie Driscoll, Sclerotherapy, Veins No Comments

Do you find yourself hiding your legs under long skirts and pants because you’re embarrassed about those unsightly spider veins all over your legs? Sclerotherapy could be the solution for you!

Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure used to improve the appearance of spider veins on the legs. The veins are injected with a solution called a sclerosing agent, more commonly known as saline. This solution irritates the inner lining of the vein causing it to close and eventually reabsorb into the body.

Most people who have sclerotherapy performed see good improvement. Only 10% have poor to fair results meaning the veins have not totally disappeared after six treatments. Almost everyone needs more than one treatment, the average being three to four and the most being six.

There is very little downtime associated with Sclerotherapy. You will need to wear support hose for a few days after the procedure. Walking is encouraged and regular exercise and activities can be resumed after three days.

If you have any questions regarding Sclerotherapy, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 272-0064.