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.
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.
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.
With this treatment, there is no downtime, although it is beneficial to wear compression stockings after the treatment to promote circulation and support best results.