Sclerotherapy: How It Works
Sclerotherapy is a highly effective solution for spider veins because it uses a simple solution to help close up visible veins, thus leaving behind clear skin.
Here’s how it works: An FDA-approved medication is injected into the spider vein, which irritates the vein and causes it to close up (don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt). Very tiny needles are used during sclerotherapy so treatments are usually very comfortable. Once the vein is closed, it effectively “dies”, prompting the body to absorb the vein until it’s gone.
As a result, patients can experience the following benefits:
Sclerotherapy is a surprisingly convenient treatment; in most cases, each session only takes about 30 minutes, with minimal downtime required. Results can be seen in a short period of time (usually about three to six weeks), meaning you can be ready for shorts weather in less time than you think!