What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat spider veins. During sclerotherapy, the physician injects a solution directly into the affected vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.

How is Sclerotherapy done?

Sclerotherapy is performed in a doctor’s office. The treatment area is cleansed and the solution is injected directly into the blood vessel, using very fine needles. The number of veins injected in one session is variable, depending on the size and location of the veins, and the patient’s overall medical condition.

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