Cosmetic Dermatology > Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure done by your cosmetic provider to treat uncomplicated varicose and spider veins. The treatment involves the injection of Asclera into the affected veins.
Varicose veins are large blue, dark purple veins. They protrude from the skin and many times they have a cord-like appearance and may twist or bulge. Varicose veins are found most frequently on the legs. Spider veins are very small and very fine red or blue veins. They are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like a thin red line, tree branches or spider webs. Spider veins can be found on the legs and face and may cover a small or large area.
Session last 15 to 45 minutes, where one injection is usually administered per inch with multiple injections per session. Following treatment compression stockings or support hose should be worn continuously for 2-3 days and for 2-3 weeks during the day time. Repeat sessions may be necessary.