Sclerotherapy Q & A
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure to eliminate spider veins. A solution is injected right into the vein and causes it to collapse.
How long does it take?
appointment takes about 30 minutes.
Should I bring
anything to my appointment?
must bring thigh high compression stockings (20-30mmHg) and bring a pair of
shorts to get the procedure done in. Stockings will be applied directly after
procedure; will wear them for 24 hours straight, then 3 days during walking
How often do I have
Treatments are scheduled
6-8 weeks apart.
How many treatments
will I need?
Multiple treatments may be
needed if there are a lot or if the veins are very dark.
What should I expect after treatment?
After treatments it is important to remember NO sun
exposure for 6 weeks, the solution is sun sensitive and can cause “staining”.
Leg veins will look worse for the first 3 weeks after procedure, and then will
begin to fade; results will be 6-8 weeks after treatment.