What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is the process of injecting a salt solution into the spider or varicose vein(s). This solution irritates the lining of the blood or lymph vessels, causing the veins to swell and the blood to clot.
Because the blood can no longer flow through these veins, the blood is rerouted. This causes the spider or varicose vein to shrink and eventually scar. Over time, it fades from view.
How Is Sclerotherapy Performed?
Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive injectable treatment performed in-office. Injections usually take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the number of veins being treated. Anesthesia is not required.
During your sclerotherapy treatment, your spider or varicose veins are identified, and a salt-based solution is injected into the vein.