Spider Vein Sclerotherapy

Spider Vein Sclerotherapy

Spider Vein Sclerotherapy Treatment

Spider vein sclerotherapy is the treatment of choice for those blue and purple veins across your legs. The method has been used since the late 1920s and early 1930s, so it is safe to say that spider vein sclerotherapy has over 100 years of evidence for its efficiency and usefulness.

Using a fine needle, vein doctors inject a saline substance directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing the vein to swell up and the blood to clot. Scar tissue is formed by the vein and causes it to fade from view. The substances used for sclerotherapy are hypertonic saline and sodium tetradecyl sulfate, and polidocanol. The treatment itself takes about 15 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the veins.

After the spider vein sclerotherapy treatment, the veins are wrapped with compression bandages that cause the vein walls to fuse together. The vein doctor will also set a walking schedule for the treated individual so that blood will be forced to flow through other veins and prevent blood clots. Once the treatment is done, you are able to leave the office the same day. You should also try to stay active after your treatment to reduce the chance of blood clots.

Keep in mind that spider vein sclerotherapy takes about three to six weeks for the spider veins to respond. If the veins are bigger than it will take three to four months. Do not worry, the veins will not reappear after the initial treatment.

Contact our office today to see if the spider vein sclerotherapy treatment is right for you.


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