Do you have visible veins that protrude or are discolored? Veins on your legs, face, and feet can make you hesitate to show off your skin. Enlarged or discolored veins may make you feel uncomfortable to show your legs, but we can help!

What is Sclerotherapy and How Does it Work?

  • A small needle is inserted into the problematic vein. Once inside the vein, a small amount of the sclerosing medication is then injected, filling the space inside the vein. The solution causes irritation and scarring of the vein wall, which ultimately results in vein closure.
  • Sclerotherapy (also called chemical sclerosis) is a fully FDA approved, minimally invasive vein treatment providing great results to eliminate spider and varicose veins.
  • Within a few weeks, the veins are “sclerosed” under the skin and fade away.
  • Small spider veins usually respond within 3 to 6 weeks, and larger veins may take up to 4 months to do so. However, veins that respond to the procedure will not reappear, which makes it one of the better forms of treatment for varicose veins

Benefits of Sclerotherapy

  • Immediate results
  • Fast treatment that usually takes about 15-45 minutes
  • A short recovery time
  • Local anesthesia is not needed
  • Considered an effective and safe treatment option for spider veins.
  • Improves the appearance of varicose and spider veins

The procedure can also improve related symptoms such as:

  • Aching
  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Night Cramps

Is Sclerotherapy Safe?

  • Sclerotherapy is extremely safe.
  • Nearly any vein in the leg can be treated by sclerotherapy, making it the most common treatment of choice for spider/varicose veins.
  • Sclerotherapy has been around for more than 100 years and is highly effective

Who Should Not Be Treated with Sclerotherapy?

  • Currently pregnant
  • Currently Breastfeeding
  • History of blood clots
  • Known allergy/anaphylaxis to polidocanol

What to Expect After Treatment

  • You can resume normal activities right away with no down time
  • Compression socks or bandages will be worn for about 2-3 weeks
  • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight in the treated areas
  • If additional treatment is needed, we will schedule this about four to six weeks apart

Next Steps

  1. Schedule your free consultation
  2. Initial in-person visit with provider and first treatment performed same day
  3. Follow up treatments as recommended