Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot.
Post Procedure Notes
After the procedure, one of our technicians will wrap the treatment site applying pressure to control any post-operational bleeding and promote healing. Once treated with sclerotherapy, varicose veins will not come back. Sclerotherapy is done on an outpatient basis within our office and is considered only mildly painful. Other than the sting of the initial injection, some patients report some light cramping during the injection of the solution, but this too will pass. The procedure has very few risks associated with it. Light bruising sometimes occurs around the affected area, and some patients have reported that freckling will occasionally show up in the treatment area, but these both usually disappear within weeks.