Sclerotherapy is one of the most well-established venous procedures. It is the treatment of choice for spider veins and varicose veins appearing on your legs, hands, face and other areas, that are usually considered cosmetic in nature.

What to expect during treatment

In this procedure, a saline solution is injected into your small- and medium-sized veins. The solution erodes the lining of the malfunctioning vessels causing them to break down, close and fade over the course of a few weeks. Your body reabsorbs the veins, rerouting the blood to healthier veins and giving you smoother-looking skin.

In a typical 30- to 45-minute session, the number of spider or varicose veins injected depends on the size and location of the veins. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.

This is a safe, proven medical procedure with virtually no pain, no anesthesia and no downtime, conveniently performed in our dedicated vein center. You’ll be back to your regular routine in no time.


  • Treated legs will be wrapped with an elastic bandage for an hour or two, and compression stockings may be required for several days to ensure that the treated veins remain closed.
  • Beyond that, regular daily activity can be resumed immediately following treatment.
  • Minimal to moderate bruising should expected for about two to four weeks.