Sclerotherapy

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

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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.

Sclerotherapy FAQs

Is sclerotherapy safe?

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.

Do you have to wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy?

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.

How long does it take to heal from sclerotherapy?

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.

Can sclerotherapy make veins worse?

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.

Does sclerotherapy work for varicose veins?

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

Schedule an Appointment for Sclerotherapy at The Center for Surgical Dermatology & Dermatology Associates

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your spider or varicose veins, schedule an appointment at the Center for Surgical Dermatology today!

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