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Sclerotherapy

WHAT IS SCLEROTHERAPY?
Sclerotherapy is a method used to eliminate or significantly reduce superficial telangiectasias, commonly known as spider veins. This procedure is done by injecting a solution called a “sclerosing agent” into the veins. Though there is no guarantee that this procedure will be effective in every case, the vast majority of patients who receive sclerotherapy will experience significant clearing of the unwanted spider veins.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS?
The most common side effects include redness at the injection site, swelling, pain or tenderness, firmness, and bruising. You will be advised to wear support hose for a specified number of days after treatment to minimize the side effects of the injections and aid in preventing the accumulation of blood in the larger veins.

HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Immediately

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE SCLEROTHERAPY?
Appointments should be scheduled as often as the patient and the doctor or aesthetic nurse see fit. People who spend a lot of time on their feet may need to come in more frequently.

WHO SHOULD NOT TRY SCLEROTHERAPY?
Anyone with significant circulatory problems, uncontrolled diabetes or pregnant women should not undergo this procedure.