Sclerotherapy / Spider Vein Removal

Sclerotherapy treats unwanted spider and reticular veins on the body. Sclerotherapy involves injecting sclerosing agents that are either a saltwater solution or a polidocanol solution into the offending vein. These solutions work by injuring the inside of the blood vessel which causes the blood vessel to clot over time and shrink. This blood vessel will then be replaced with your own tissue.

Sclerosing agents get to the “root” of the problem and actually stop “feeder veins” from causing more spider veins and/or larger varicose veins.

before and after photo of sclerotherapy patient

Frequently Asked Questions

In about two weeks.We recommend 3-5 treatments every two weeks for best results.

Individual results may vary and depends on genetics, activities, and many other factors.

Depends on extent of the area being treated and the number of target veins. Full legs usually take one hour.

Bruising can occur and may last up to two weeks.Extremely rare complications may include a change in skin color, redness, allergic reaction (although extremely rare with saltwater solutions), thrombophlebitis, venous thromboembolism, skin ulcerations, or visual disturbances.

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For more information on sclerotherapy and treatments to eliminate spider veins, or if you would like to schedule a consultation here at our practice, please Radiant Medical Aesthetics.

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