What is it?
Sclerotherapy is a procedure that removes small blue and red veins by injecting a medication directly into the problematic vessels to make them shrink. These spider veins disappear within approximately three to six weeks following treatment.
How does it work?
The sclerotherapy medication causes the treated vessels to scar and reroute blood to flow through healthy vessels. The unsightly vessels collapse, become reabsorbed by the body and fade over the next few weeks.
What can I expect?
Immediately after treatment, you may feel some discomfort. Heavy lifting and vigorous activities are avoided for the following few days after treatment, however 30 minutes a day of walking and wearing compression stockings are encouraged for the next one to two weeks. Some people may require multiple treatments.