Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective procedure that addresses unsightly spider veins on the legs. The treatment involves the provider injecting the unwanted vessels with a sclerosing agent. This causes irritation of the lining of the vessel, and within 6-8 weeks, the vessel scars down on itself and disappears from our sight.
To improve effectiveness and to decrease complications, we advise that you wear medical grade stockings for 1-2 weeks following the procedure. These are available for purchase at our office and will be offered to you at your treatment.
We typically use a glycerin solution for sclerotherapy. Glycerin is often better tolerated and less risky than other solutions. Side effects are rare but include mild itching at the site of injection, bruising, hyperpigmentation (dark discoloration), ulceration and clot formation. Results can vary from person to person, and insurance does not cover the procedure. Sclerotherapy has been around since the 1930s and is a safe and effective way to treat these unwanted vessels. For more information or to see if you are a good candidate, call our office and schedule a consult today.