Got Spider Veins? We’ve got Sclerotherapy!
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to eliminate those pesky spider veins on your legs. It involves an injection of a solution directly into the vein through a very fine needle. The number of veins injected in one session varies, and depends on the size and location of the veins. You may experience mild discomfort with Sclerotherapy but the results are amazing!
How Sclerotherapy Is Done
In most cases of sclerotherapy, the salt solution is injected through a very fine needle directly into the vein. At this point, you may experience mild discomfort and cramping for one to two minutes, especially when larger veins are injected. The procedure itself takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes.
The number of veins injected in one session varies, and depends on the size and location of the veins, as well as the general medical condition of the patient.
Sclerotherapy is performed in the doctor’s office by a dermatologist or a surgeon and requires that you do not do any aerobic activity for a few days after the procedure.