Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for getting rid of unsightly veins and spider veins by using an injectable solution to obliterate the unwanted vein. Often times these are veins that form due to injury or just age and cause an undesired blue discoloration under the skin.
Sclerotherapy is a less-invasive, in-office procedure that is relatively painless. Some patients feel a slight burning sensation but it does go away quickly. Sclerotherapy can give immediate results as the blood is flushed from the vessels but usually requires more than one treatment for complete resolution of the spider veins. Sessions are performed about one month apart to allow for scarring down of the vessel and to reassess if further treatments are necessary. There is little down time and few side effects, with the most common side effect being discoloration of the skin as the blood leaks out of the vein into the surrounding tissues. This discoloration usually resolves over a 6 month period.
Depending on the location of the veins an ultrasound may be necessary prior to treatment.
Pricing: $300 per session