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Sclerotherapy

The Center for Surgical Dermatology & Dermatology Associates provides reliable sclerotherapy treatments for painful spider and varicose veins.

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Sclerotherapy

The Center for Surgical Dermatology & Dermatology Associates provides reliable sclerotherapy treatments for painful spider and varicose veins.

SCLEROTHERAPY

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins. During the sclerotherapy procedure, a dermatologist will inject a solution into the vein. The solution causes the vein to swell, stopping the blood flow through that vein. Blood then reroutes through other healthy veins. Over time, the treated vein will collapse and turn into scar tissue. Within a few weeks or months, the treated veins will reabsorb into the body, and any discoloration will fade.

QUESTIONS

Sclerotherapy FAQs

Yes! Sclerotherapy has been used to treat spider and varicose veins successfully for about 90 years. There are some minor risks associated with the procedure, especially for those who have a history of blood clots, so discuss your unique risk factors with your dermatologist.

We do recommend wearing compression stockings during waking hours for at least two weeks following the procedure to aid in healing and efficacy of treatment.

Small varicose veins and spider veins usually heal and disappear within three to six weeks. Larger varicose veins can take three to four months to disappear but may take more than one treatment to fully resolve.

In some people, the treated spider and varicose vein will look worse immediately following the procedure. However, any discoloration from the procedure should fade within a month.

Yes! Sclerotherapy is an excellent treatment for varicose veins. Be aware the large varicose veins may take more than one treatment to fully resolve.

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