What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a popular method of closing down or obliterating spider angiomata and superficial telangiectasias (“spider veins”). The treatment works by injecting a sclerosing agent via a tiny needle into the veins. This injection causes sclerosis or irritation of the lining of the vessel that leads to its closure. Much like a resolution of a bruise, this process creates a gradual fading of the treated vessel over a period of several weeks to several months. Despite meticulous technique, multiple injections are needed to obliterate these small vessels.
Does Sclerotherapy Work for Everyone?
The majority of people who have sclerotherapy performed will see their spider veins and varicosities disappear, or at least see good improvement. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that sclerotherapy will be completely effective in every case.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments needed to clear or improve the condition differs from patient to patient, depending on the extent of spider veins present, the location of these veins, and skin color. One to six or more treatments may be needed; the average number of treatments is three to five.
Does it Hurt?
The injections are superficial and feel like an insect bite. After the treatment, in areas of injection, you may feel pressure for 2-3 days.
Is There Downtime?
With this treatment, there is no downtime, although It is beneficial to wear compression stockings after the treatment. Compression stalking will promote circulation. Increased circulation will help support the best results.
Fee for Sclerotherapy
$350.00 per session/ treatment for both legs, front and back, and including ankles and feet. The number of treatments needed to clear or improve the condition differs from patient to patient. Treatments may vary from one to six or more. The average number of treatments is usually three to five. Book here for your free consultation to determine how many treatments you will need.
Please note that insurances do not pay for this sclerotherapy.