Sclerotherapy, the gold standard of treatments for smaller unsightly veins, involves injecting veins with a safe painless solution that causes the body to collapse and then absorb the vein without harming the rest of your body. The treatment involves no significant limitations or downtime, and the patient may go immediately back to work following their appointment. Compression stockings are then used to make sure that the vein walls stay collapsed
Following the procedure, you may notice slight bruising or swelling which should go away within a couple of weeks and also pigmentation which could last up to a couple of months. Heat and aspirin are typically recommended to reduce the swelling and the lumps can be removed at a later office visit.
This procedure will remove unwanted veins but it will not prevent future veins from becoming a problem. Patients generally experience a 40 percent improvement in the appearance of spider veins after each sclerotherapy treatment. Depending on the patient’s condition and desired results, between two and six sclerotherapy sessions (each typically less than thirty minutes), spaced 4-6 weeks apart are needed to achieve optimum results.