Posted by: Skin and Cancer Institute in Cosmetic Procedures

Sclerotherapy is a treatment that is popular with those who would like to eliminate unsightly veins in their legs, but what exactly is sclerotherapy?

What can Sclerotherapy treat?

Sclerotherapy helps reduce the appearance of veins in the skin, such as varicose veins and spider veins. Besides improving vein appearance, sclerotherapy can also help improve symptoms of damaged veins such as aching, swelling, burning, night cramps, or other pains caused by damaged veins. The most common areas of treatment are the legs and feet.

How does Sclerotherapy work?

Sclerotherapy starts with our provider injecting a solution directly into the damaged vein. The solution then causes the blood vessel to painlessly reduce in size and fade away, allowing blood to flow through healthy veins. In a few minutes, you’ll witness a reduction in the size of the damaged veins, allowing for smoother legs and feet. The treatment generally continues working for few weeks, resulting in a long-term improvement of the affected areas.

Is Sclerotherapy safe?

Sclerotherapy is a procedure that has been in use and refined for over 100 years. As such, it is considered a safe procedure. Additionally, sclerotherapy is less invasive than surgery and does not require any anesthesia. Sclerotherapy also has almost zero downtime, so you’ll be able to walk a few minutes after the procedure and go back to normal activities on the same day.

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