Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat and eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. This procedure is a time proven treatment that has been used since the 1930s. A tiny needle is used to inject a medication that irritates the lining of the vein. In response, the vein collapses and is reabsorbed. Depending on the type and number of veins being treated, one or multiple sclerotherapy sessions will be required, and have several injections per session.
Who is a Potential Candidate For the Procedure?Any person who is experiencing leg pain due to Spider Veins, which are very small veins in the skin resembling spider legs. They can be unsightly and in some cases, when present for a long time, can bleed when bumped against things.
Also, individuals who are experiencing itching, burning, dryness, redness, and ulceration from Varicose veins. These are enlarged, twisted, blue veins that are close to the surface of the skin. Without treatment, eventually the veins may get worse and develop serious health conditions.