Sclero-therapy is an office procedure where these unsightly veins are injected with a sclerosing (special medications) agent by using a very fine needle to cause the veins to collapse and disappear permanently.These treatments do not require any anesthesia and are relatively painless. In some cases, the same vein may need to be treated more than once. Treatments are usually done every 6-8 weeks. We do recommend our patients to wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy to help with healing and decrease swelling.
Sclerotherapy injection is considered the treatment of choice for spider veins and smaller varicose veins. These treatments can potentially improve appearance and the related symptoms such as aching, swelling, or night cramps.
How to Lower Risk of Spider Veins
By decreasing pressure on the legs, by keeping weight the weight down, avoiding standing or sitting for extended period of time, exercising the legs (running, walking), support stockings, elevating the legs when possible, and minimizing sun exposure especially if you are light skin(using sunscreen on the face and nose) to prevent spider veins on the face.