Sclerotherapy is a treatment for the removal of superficial spider veins on the legs. It involves small amounts of a special solution injected directly into unwanted veins with a very fine needle. The solution most commonly used contains concentrated salt and glucose both of which are naturally occurring compounds. This begins a process whereby the treated veins collapse, and are later reabsorbed by the body's natural healing response. It is a brief outpatient procedure that requires no anesthesia.

After the treatment, surface veins fade over a period of six to eight weeks.

Before and After Pictures
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Frequently Asked Questions

What am I able to do directly after the treatment?
  • After Sclerotherapy, you can walk as normal, but must avoid vigorous aerobic activities for a few days.
What is the recuperative period?
  • There is no recovery period. You can return to work directly from the office, and immediately carry on with most normal activities.
What causes these abnormal blood vessels to become visible?
  • The cause of spider veins is unknown. In many cases, they seem to be hereditary. Spider veins appear in both men and women, but more frequently in women. The hormones estrogen and progesterone may play a role in their development. Puberty, birth control pills, pregnancy, or hormone replacement have been known to be associated the spider veins.
Is Sclerotherapy painful?
  • There is only minor discomfort. We use very fine needles and the solution we use does not induce post-injection burn. No anesthesia is required, and there is no recuperative period.
How many treatments are required?
  • Two to four sessions are required for complete spider vein treatment.
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