Bye-bye unsightly and unwanted veins. With sclerotherapy we can eliminate the majority of unwanted veins with a simple noninvasive treatment. Spider veins and varicose veins can be an inherited tendency or arise from weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or trauma. When the valves within the veins weaken, blood pools inside the veins, expanding them and pushing them closer to the skin surface.
Often, the legs might ache or feel heavy and tired as a result of these veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution such as hypertonic saline or polidocanol in the form of foam sclerotherapy into the vein as an irritant. As it travels through the abnormal vein, the solution irritates and shuts the vein down. The body absorbs the dying veins and they are effectively eliminated for good. Treatments are done every 2-3 weeks apart. Greater than 95% clearance can be achieved with this technique.
We ask patients to wear support stockings for 36 hours after each procedure. Eliminating these inefficient veins allows the overall vascular system to function more efficiently.