Treatment goals for varicose and spider veins include reducing symptoms and preventing complications, while improving the look of your legs. There are several treatment options for problematic veins and our team works with each patient to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure where a doctor injects a solution directly into the varicose veins. Over time, the lining of the vein turns into scar tissue and fades from view.
How successful is sclerotherapy in treating varicose and spider veins?
Sclerotherapy works well for most patients. It is estimated that as many as 50 to 80 percent of injected veins may be eliminated with each injection session.
How will I know if I am a candidate for sclerotherapy?
Before the procedure, you will have an initial consultation with a vascular specialist who will evaluate your eligibility for sclerotherapy.
Will my insurance cover sclerotherapy?
Insurance companies do not provide coverage for sclerotherapy when it is performed for cosmetic reasons. Some insurance companies cover sclerotherapy for specific medical conditions.
How will I feel?
Mild discomfort may occur when the veins are injected, and a cramping sensation may be felt for one to two minutes when larger veins are injected.
How long will the treatment last?
The sclerotherapy procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes.