Sclerotherapy is a treatment used to treat spider veins.
This procedure uses a tiny needle to inject the veins with a medication that irritates the lining of the veins causing the veins to collapse and be reabsorbed. In response, the surface veins are no longer visible.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure performed to remove spider and varicose veins. During sclerotherapy, a sclerosing solution is injected into the diseased veins. The inner lining of the vein is irritated, causing it to collapse over time. The treated vein fades away and disappears after treatment, leaving no traces behind.
Who is a good candidate for Sclerotherapy treatments?
In general, sclerotherapy is an excellent choice for treating spider veins, as long as the patient is not pregnant or has no history of blood clots in the treatment area. Sclerotherapy is generally considered to be superior to laser therapy for spider veins, particularly on the legs.
What is the recovery time after Sclerotherapy injection treatments?
One of the best features of a sclerotherapy treatment is that it has no downtime. You can return to your usual activities quickly. We also recommend maintaining your regular fitness routine, as it will aid in the recovery process.
Sclerotherapy can be performed on nearly any part of the body, provided that the veins are not significantly enlarged, such as in cases of severe varicose veins.
The total number of Sclerotherapy treatments you will need will be determined by how many veins you have and whether or not they absorb the solution effectively. There is a fixed quantity of solutions that we apply during each session. If the number of veins to treat exceeds the amount of solution, another session may be required. On average, most patients should expect between one and three treatments with maintenance therapies monthly.
After about eight weeks, the new blood vessels will develop within those treated veins and appear slightly worse before they improve. There may be slight bruising near and around the injection site that lasts for up to six weeks. For about ten days, you must avoid any jarring or high-impact aerobics. Following treatment, you will also need to wear therapeutic compression socks daily for the first week.
Finally, we don’t want you to fly or drive for long periods for ten days after your treatment because it raises the chance of a blood clot.