Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

Is Sclerotherapy Invasive?

Whether you have visible spider veins or bulging varicose veins, chances are you’ve considered sclerotherapy to help treat and fade them away.

But maybe there’s something holding you back from experiencing this treatment for yourself. Maybe you’re nervous about sclerotherapy, because in your mind, anything that has to treat the vein must be invasive (and therefore painful) – right?

As it turns out, sclerotherapy may not be as invasive as you think. Let’s take a look at how sclerotherapy works, including if it’s invasive and uncomfortable for patients to experience.

Spider Vein Treatment Windermere

Is Sclerotherapy Invasive?

Sclerotherapy is performed via injection, meaning there is some invasive nature to it. But it’s no more than a pinprick, meaning you won’t have any incisions or unsightly scarring to worry about.  

Here’s how sclerotherapy works: Dr. Vargas will use a tiny needle to inject Polidocanol, an FDA-approved medication into the spider or varicose vein. The medication works to irritate the vein walls, causing them to close up altogether.  Once the unsightly and damaged vessels are closed, blood flow is redirected to a healthier vein; as a result, the treated vein dies and is absorbed by surrounding tissue.

appointments available now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable providers at Vascular Experts for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Is Sclerotherapy Painful?

If you’re afraid of needles, you may be nervous about sclerotherapy treatments. That’s why Dr. Vargas at The Vascular Experts Florida works to make sure you’re 100% comfortable during your spider vein or varicose vein treatments. We can use a numbing cream to ensure that you don’t feel anything during your procedure.

After your sclerotherapy treatment, you may feel some tingling or mild irritation at the injection site. This is a normal side effect and typically fades after a week or two.  Bandages will be applied and compression stockings will be applied to ensure the veins are compressed while the body is scarring and closing the veins following your treatment.

patient reviews

*Individual Results May Vary


Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

If you have spider veins or varicose veins and want to see if sclerotherapy is a good option for you, schedule a consultation today with Dr. Vargas at The Vascular Experts Florida at our Windermere, FL location. 

You can also call to make your appointment by calling our office at (407) 612-7738.


More To Explore