Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive vein treatment used to eliminate spider and small varicose veins in the legs. Abnormal veins are treated with a concentrated solution using a very small needle resulting in only mild discomfort. Various solutions, usually saline-based, are injected by the physician specialist into the varicose veins, to “irritate” the vein walls. This causes a scarring reaction which then causes the vein walls to stick together. Within a few weeks, the veins are “sclerosed” under the skin, and disappear without a trace. All procedures cause unsightly veins to gradually shrink and fade away.


  • Immediate results
  • Method that usually takes about 15-45 minutes.
  • A short recovery time.
  • Local anesthesia is not needed.
  • Considered as an effective as well as safe treatment option for spider veins.

Sclerotherapy is often done for cosmetic purposes — to improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins. The procedure can also improve related symptoms such as:

  • Aching
  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Night cramps

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