Treatment Information

Sclerotherapy is an effective, safe, and proven way to treat varicose and spider veins. It has been used successfully to treat both types of veins for over 75 years. Newer sclerosing agents have been developed over the last few years resulting in improved results for the patient. These agents minimize the local discomfort of injections and give an excellent cosmetic result in addition to closing the affected vein.

When a sclerosing agent is injected into a vein it causes a reaction within the injected vein causing it to constrict and die over a period of 4-6 weeks. The sclerosing agent is designed to cling to the inside of the vein close to the injection site and does not affect veins more then 6-8cms from the injected veins. This is the reason that sclerotherapy is such a safe and effective treatment for veins.