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What is Sclerotherapy

This is a medical procedure to treat spider veins and small varicose veins on the legs. A solution (typically a concentrated salt water) is injected into the vein and causes irritation to the lining of the vessel. This causes the walls of the vessel to stick together and permanently close the vessel off, in turn, shunting the blood flow back into the deeper vessels.

Who is Sclerotherapy for

Sclerotherapy is for anyone who has spider or vericose veins that are unwanted on the legs. It is best to consult with your physician if you are a candidate for sclerotherapy.


This is your best treatment for unsightly veins. Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard for treatment of spider veins over other treatments, including laser. Usually requiring at least two treatments and patients are encouraged to wear compression stockings for two weeks following treatment for best results.

Where is Sclerotherapy applied

An injection is inserted into the veins on the legs.