Sclero-Therapy for Spider Veins

Sclero-Therapy for Spider Veins.

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. It involves injecting a solution, known as a sclerosant, directly into the affected veins. The sclerosant irritates the vein walls, causing them to swell, stick together, and eventually close off. This leads to the reabsorption of the treated veins by the body, resulting in improved blood flow and the fading or disappearance of visible veins.

Sclerotherapy is typically performed as an outpatient procedure and does not require anesthesia.

The process involves the following steps:

The patient will lie down, and the targeted veins will be cleaned and sterilized.


A fine needle is used to inject the sclerosant solution into the vein. The number of injections depends on the extent and location of the veins being treated.


After the injection, the treated area is compressed using compression stockings or bandages to apply pressure and help the vein walls seal together.

Post-treatment care:

Patients are usually advised to walk and engage in light physical activity to promote blood circulation. They may also be instructed to wear compression stockings for a certain period of time to assist with healing and prevent blood clots.

Sclerotherapy is considered a safe and effective treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. However, it may require multiple sessions to achieve desired results, and some patients may experience temporary side effects such as bruising, swelling, or skin discoloration at the injection site. Rarely, more serious complications such as blood clots or allergic reactions can occur.

It’s important to consult with a vascular surgeon to determine if sclerotherapy is an appropriate treatment option for your specific condition. They can assess your veins, discuss potential risks and benefits, and provide personalized recommendations for your situation.