What Happens During Sclerotherapy Treatment?

Posted on July 20, 2010 by Ella Fedonenko


Sclerotherapy requires repeated injections of a proprietary solution into the veins. The solution irritates the lining of the veins and causes it to eventually dissolve.

This procedure is commonly performed on the legs, arms, chest, and back. These are the areas where most people suffer the most from the spider veins. Spider veins and broken capillaries can occur anywhere in the body, including on the face.

Satisfactory results are seen with a few treatments in some cases to several treatments in others. How many treatments you need depends on the severity of the condition. Within several weeks after the treatment, the unattractive veins begin to disappear. However, full results may take up to several months. This process may need to be repeated.

 Are There Any Side Effects?

During the transition time, there may be reddish blotches or patches of pigmentation or discoloration. Complications are unusual. Most of the discoloration effects will disappear within 12 months following procedure. Most patients are satisfied with the results of sclerotherapy.