Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins and spider veins.
Your healthcare provider injects a chemical solution into your vein to close it off.
This in-office treatment works well for many people, especially on smaller varicose veins.
Recovery is quick, but it can take weeks or months to see results.
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that treats varicose veins and spider veins, usually on your legs.
Your healthcare provider uses a needle to inject a special solution into your varicose vein or spider vein.
This chemical solution irritates your blood vessel lining, making it expand, stick together and form a scar.
This closes off your vein, making it look and feel better.
Who needs to have sclerotherapy treatment?
Sclerotherapy may be appropriate for people with varicose veins or spider veins, but it’s not for everyone.
Before the procedure, you’ll meet with a vascular specialist who’ll decide if you qualify for sclerotherapy.
You’re not eligible for sclerotherapy if you:
-Have an active deep vein thrombosis or superficial vein thrombosis (blood clot).
-Are pregnant. You’ll have to wait at least three months after delivery before you can have sclerotherapy.
-Unable to get out of bed.
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