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Sclerotherapy Permanently eliminates unsightly veins.

Sclerotherapy is a safe and virtually painless. Although first developed in the 1800s, this simple, non-surgical medical procedure has been improved and perfected by practitioners in the United States and Europe since the 1920s.

Here’s how it works: A very fine needle is used to inject the abnormal vein with a sclerosing solution. This irritates the inner lining of the vein, causing it to collapse. Since the human body has a way of healing itself, blood from the abnormal vein is naturally rerouted to a healthy vein. Eventually, the unsightly varicose and spider veins disappear and overall blood flow is improved.

Advantages of sclerotherapy are many:
• In-office treatment
• No anesthesia
• Minimal discomfort
• No recuperation period
• Quick return to normal activities
• Virtually no scarring

Sclerotherapy Facts

Number of treatments needed. This number varies and will be determined by both the number of veins and their conditions. In general, the number of visits ranges between four and six.

Injections given. This varies depending upon the condition of the vein being treated. Effectiveness is determined by the sclerosing agent used, as well as dosage and injection site—not by the number of injections you receive.

Vein disappearance. Treated veins disappear within three weeks to six months, depending upon the number and size.

Low risk procedure. Sclerotherapy is safe and effective. When administered by a properly trained phlebologist, risks are minimal.

Limited discomfort. Sclerosing solutions may cause mild discomfort or a stinging or burning sensation at the injection site. Because the needle is extremely small, any discomfort resulting will be minimal. Compression hose are usually worn for up to three weeks.

Recurrence. Treated veins generally disappear permanently. However, other varicose veins in the surrounding area may develop over time.