What can it do?
Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins and varicose veins. It is a medical procedure in which the dermatologist injects a sodium chloride solution into the varicose vein and irritates the lining of the vessel causing the vessel to swell and the blood to clot. Over the next few months, the vessel turns into scar tissue and fades to become barely visible.
Is it right for me?
Sclerotherapy will help fade varicose veins and spider veins. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, you are not eligible for sclerotherapy.
What should I expect?
Sclerotherapy usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Following the procedure, you will need to walk around to rid the solution from the circulation. You may also need to wear compression hose or tape dressings on the treated area.
Lasers may also be used to treat leg veins. The dermatologist will recommend the best option for you.