Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment option for the removal of spider veins and varicose veins. It involves the injection of a sclerosing solution directly into the affected veins, causing them to collapse and fade away.
The procedure is performed by a dermatologist and involves injecting a small amount of the sclerosing solution into the affected veins using a fine needle. The solution irritates the lining of the veins, causing them to collapse and eventually be absorbed by the body. The procedure can be performed in the dermatologist's office and typically takes less than an hour to complete.
Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins. It is a minimally invasive alternative to surgical procedures and requires no downtime or recovery period. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
While individual results may vary, most patients begin to see results within a few weeks of treatment, with continued improvement over time. Multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.