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What is Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy 101

In sclerotherapy treatments, a series of microinjections of a solution (“sclerosant”) are administered directly into varicose veins or spider veins. The injected solution closes off veins with abnormal valves. Over time, the treated veins shrink and are eventually absorbed by your body. Blood flow naturally reroutes itself into healthy veins, improving circulation and eliminating the root cause, as well as the symptoms of vein disease.

Treatment may or may not involve ultrasound to either map your venous system for diagnosis or to provide a live view of your veins. Physicians usually utilize ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy to treat larger varicose veins. For smaller spider veins closer to the skin’s surface, ultrasound guidance is usually not necessary and visual inspection is sufficient.

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Customized Treatment for Spider Veins

Varied sclerotherapy treatment for varied patient needs.

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to sclerotherapy, but there are some of the basics about the procedure:

  • It’s safe, proven, does not require hospitalization
  • Sclerotherapy treatment sessions usually take less than half an hour
  • Most patients do not find sclerotherapy treatments to be particularly painful
  • Recovery time is generally very short—most people are back to their regular routine the same day.

Sclerotherapy may be used on its own or in conjunction with endovenous laser ablation (EVLA). Your vein specialist will customize a treatment plan designed to improve your health and allow you to return to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Real Patients, real results

I had some veins on my calf that were swollen and ugly looking. With the procedures I had done, those ugly veins are gone! I also had more work done on both of my legs. I am so happy with the results. Took 20 years off my legs!
Dorthy, Beachwood

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