Sclerotherapy is used as a treatment to permanently remove unsightly varicose and spider veins. These veins are highly visible and often make people feel very self-conscious. The sclerotherapy treatment is administered via an injection of a salt solution directly into the vein which irritates the lining of the blood vessel. This causes the vein to collapse and, over time, disappear. Ideal candidates for the sclerotherapy are not pregnant, are in good health, and have not had a blood clot in the past.
The sclerotherapy procedure is mildly uncomfortable and some cramping can be expected. The treatment typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on how many veins are being treated. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about your visible veins and are interested in learning more about sclerotherapy, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.