Spider Vein Treatment using Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a simple, minimally invasive procedure performed by trained healthcare providers to treat unsightly spider veins and small reticular veins on the legs. These veins occur in both men and women of all ages and may or may not be uncomfortable, depending on their severity and location.
Sclerotherapy is performed by injecting a sclerosing agent into the vein using a tiny needle. No anesthesia is necessary and the patient generally feels a slight prick and sometimes a mild stinging sensation. The sclerosing agent works over 4-6 weeks by irritating the inner wall of the vein. The vein gradually closes off and becomes less visible.
The procedure itself takes up to 30 minutes per leg, depending on the number of veins being treated. After the treatment, you will be given compression stockings which should be worn as directed.
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Note: Slight itching and redness of the injected area are normal. Accidental injection of the agent outside of the vein may cause severe pain or tissue damage. If you are allergic to polidocanol or have a history of vein disease or clotting disorder, you should NOT undergo sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins. Instead, you should consult with a vascular disease specialist or vascular surgeon to explore other treatment options.