Our doctors recommend Sclerotherapy, a safe and virtually pain-free technique to rid your legs of spider veins.

By injecting a very small amount of sclerotherapy solution into the reticular veins- often called spider veins in the legs, you can watch these unwanted annoyances virtually disappear right in front of your eyes! This procedure has been safely used for over 30 years.


This treatment uses your body’s natural healing processes to break down and remove unwanted and disfiguring small vessels called telangectasias. It is performed lying down is a comfortable position. The Dr nurse, or physicians assistant guides a very fine needle into the veins lumen. Natural solutions like saline or other sclerosing solutions are then injected into the vein which is very irritating to the inside lining of the vessel. This causes it to naturally swell and fuse together. It will then gradually fade over a period of weeks to months.

Over time they will collapse and eventually disappear. Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure. They are routinely performed in a doctor’s office or vein clinic. Anesthesia is generally not required. Almost all patients can return to their normal daily routine the very same day. However sclerotherapy is not for everyone. If you are pregnant or have a history of reactions to the chemicals used in the procedure, you should not have sclerotherapy performed on you. Depending on the size of your vessels being treated, the Dr may advise wearing stockings for a day or two.

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What Can I Do To Improve Sclerotherapy Results?

Sclerotherapy is a really effective treatment however, if you don’t focus on your recovery then you may not be able to get full benefits of it.

Therefore, you must try some recovery tips to make your recovery better, if you use these tips you will receive your results faster and they will last long.

Here are some of the best recovery tips for Sclerotherapy:

  1. Exercise Daily

After your surgery you shouldn’t stay in bed, you can get up and try some exercises.

The best thing about daily exercise is that they will prove your blood circulation and help you recover faster.

Try some low impact exercises like swimming, walking or cycling, they will surely help you.

But avoid high impact exercises, they may damage your veins and cause spider veins again so avoid them.

  1. Wear Compression Stockings Until You Don’t Heal Completely

Your doctor must have provided you with compression garments, these are special type of clothes to apply pressure to some specific parts of your body.

These stockings will apply pressure on your veins which will minimize their size and reduce swellings.

This is a great way to improve your recovery so make sure to not avoid them at all.

  1. Elevated Your Legs

When you elevate your legs, it gets easier for your blood to go back to your heart, which can improve your recovery.

Because spider veins occur when you put too much pressure on your legs, your veins can deliver the blood black to the heart which causes blood pooling in veins and results into venous problems.

  1. Receive Multiple Sclerotherapy Sessions

Most of the time just one treatment isn’t enough, you may not receive full results with one session or some veins may still remain untreated.

Therefore take at least 2 sessions of Sclerotherapy for best results.

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