Sclerotherapy

The Basics

Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for spider and leg veins. Sclerotherapy is well-tolerated injection of a solution which causes irritation to the vein and eventually disappears.

What to Expect

  • An ultrasound may be ordered before the procedure depending on veins involved.
  • Bruising can occur at the site of injection.
  • Improvement can be seen as early as the first session but typically 3-4 sessions are required over 8 week intervals.

Our Recommendations

  • Compression stockings are worn immediately after the procedure and for the next month.
  • The fall and winter is the best time for sclerotherapy since compression stockings must be worn.

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