Sclerotherapy is used for the treatment of unsightly or painful varicose or spider veins. A tiny needle is used to inject medication into the vein causing it to shut down and be absorbed by the body.
Typically, 2-6 sessions are required. The procedure itself only takes about 20-30 minutes each visit. Most people return to their normal routines immediately with spider vein treatments or within 48 hours post varicose vein treatment. Treated veins typically take anywhere from 2 weeks to 4 months to resolve, depending on their size.
The majority of people who have Sclerotherapy performed will see very good improvement with about 80% resolution of their varicose and spider veins. The veins that are treated typically remain closed, however new veins may arise in the same or adjacent area. Clients will often return for varicose or spider treatments once every 2-3 years or later.