Sclerotherapy uses a very fine needle to inject a special sclerosing solution into the varicose (or spider) veins. This causes the veins to collapse and eventually disappear. In addition to improving cosmetic appearance, many patients find other symptoms are relieved as well.
Who is a candidate?
Those looking to improve their appearance and get rid of unsightly veins are good candidates for sclerotherapy. In particular, those who have spider veins or small varicose veins in their legs, are typically between 30-60 years old, have not had blood clotting issues in the past, and have not given birth or been pregnant in the past 3 months benefit the most from sclerotherapy.
What to expect
This treatment has been very successful for thousands of patients, and the surgeons at Jefferson Surgical Clinic want you to know what to expect. Sclerotherapy usually takes about 30-45 minutes, and treating this blood vessel condition may result in a minimal amount of discomfort during and after the procedure. However, many patients see positive results in just a short time after the treatment.