Sclerotherapy is a treatment that uses an injected solution to target spider veins. Spider veins are small, thin veins which commonly appear on the face and legs. These veins are nonessential to the venous system, so they may be safely removed.
Before the treatment begins, the skin is cleansed with an antiseptic solution. The skin is stretched and the solution is administered into the chosen veins: one injection per inch. Generally, 5 to 40 injections are made per treatment.
For maximum results, multiple treatments are required, although there will be visible results after one session. The original spider veins will be obliterated; however, the treatment does not stop new spider veins from appearing. Most clients are very pleased with the diminished appearance of their spider veins. The skin on the legs will appear younger, clearer and healthier.
Sclerotherapy is safe, and medical complications from the treatment are extremely rare. Some clients experience a slight burning sensation as the solution is injected, but this fades in a couple minutes.There is very little downtime.
Individuals with hepatitis, blood-borne diseases, circulatory problems, heart conditions, or diabetes may be advised against this procedure.
Instructions before treatment:
Wash legs thoroughly, but do not use any type of moisturizer, sun-block or oil. Keep in mind that the legs will appear bruised, so you may want to plan your treatment.