Sclerotherapy for spider and varicose veins.
The gold standard of treatment for spider and leg veins is sclerotherapy. This is a procedure where a solution (most commonly Glycerin or Asclera) is injected into the problematic vein, causing irritation in the vein, and eventually collapse and disappearance of the vein. Strict adherence to Post-Care Instructions will improve consistency and durability of results. Very small and superficial vessels can sometimes be treated with a laser to enhance the results.
Patients typically describe a little stinging and cramping in the legs, but generally tolerate the treatment very well.
Although improvement can be seen as early as the first session, typically 3-4 sessions are needed, spaced about 8 weeks apart.
We recommend fall and winter as the best times to undergo these treatments, as bruising and hyperpigmentation can occur after treatment, and compression hose need to be worn for 1 week.
Superficial veins treated by sclerotherapy are naturally broken down and resorbed by the body. These are not medically necessary veins to maintain, and generally can be treated safely.
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