Sclerotherapy is considered the treatment of choice to effectively treat varicose and spider veins.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the problematic vein. This solution causes the vein to scar thereby forcing blood to re-route through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades away over time.
Treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several Sclerotherapy treatments may be needed to achieve permanent results. Your doctor will advise you on this during the course of your treatments.
Sclerotherapy is performed mainly to reduce the unsightly veins and restore confidence to the patient. In some instances the effected veins may be causing discomfort and even pain and then this treatment becomes important in order to achieve a good quality of life.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, doctors recommend waiting until after your baby is born, before having this procedure.