Sclerotherapy is an injection of liquid and/or foam sclerosant (solution) into reticular veins and spider veins on the legs. Sclerosant will cause the vein wall to spasm and stick closed. In time, the treated veins fade.

Sclerotherapy can be used on small spider veins.

On average patients need 3 or more treatments to have optimal results. Each treatment session is 4-6 weeks apart.

Typically, every 4-6 weeks (if doing a series of treatments). Most patients need 3-4 treatments followed by maintenance every 18 months.

Graduated compression stockings maximize benefit and are needed the day of the procedure. Thigh high compression for thigh veins treated. Knee high compression for below the knee veins treated. No long-distance travel for 5 days post procedure. No vigorous leg exercise for 5 days post procedure. Apply sunscreen for 1 month to treated area following the procedure. NSAIDs/Tylenol and cool compress for comfort measures if needed.

Included but not limited to bruising, minimal bleeding, infection, hyperpigmentation, headache, and very rare occurrence for DVT/PE, TIA/Stroke.