Sclerotherapy is a non surgical procedure that is currently the gold standard for varicose vein treatment. We use a painless, safe injectable agent that causes an irritation to the targeted vessel wall, stimulating platelet aggregation at the site. Eventually, the vessel is occluded and replaced with normal looking connective tissue. We can combine this treatment with laser therapy to better improve the appearance of unwanted and unsightly veins.
Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment FAQ
Question: Does it hurt?
Answer: The procedure does not really hurt. It feels like a small pinch whether we are injecting it or using our state of the art laser.
Question: How long does an appointment take?
Answer: An appointment requires 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of veins we are treating.
Question: Is there any recovery time?
Answer: There is no recovery time needed.
Question: When are the effects visible?
Answer: It may take 2 to 8 treatments to see the veins vanish but you should see improvement in some of the treated areas within the first week.
Question: How many treatments are needed?
Answer: We recommend a series of 2 to 8 treatments spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart until the veins are gone. We also recommend wearing compression hose for 7 to 10 days after each treatment.
Question: Is maintenance recommended?
Answer: Maintenance is not required, but new vessels may form at any time so it is wise to be hypervigilant about watching for those.
Question: Are there any other instructions?
Answer: Click here for our vein treatment post care instructions.