Sclerotherapy is an injectable solution used to treat spider veins. The solution causes the veins to close and shrink. Veins seal off and are reabsorbed when they become too narrow to carry blood. Because of the solution’s irritating and dissolving effects on the arterial inner lining, blood cannot reach the area. When veins collapse, the surrounding arteries will continue blood circulation.
Needles of such a fine gauge ensure a nearly painless experience. Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive treatment option that has no significant risks associated with it. When anything foreign is injected into a vein, the inner lining cells of the vein become inflamed, swollen, and damaged. As a result, things will appear worse before becoming better. In about 30 days, most people will feel much better.
The approach may change from patient to patient. This is because the number of necessary treatments depends on factors such as the type of veins being treated, their size, and the number of veins needing to be treated. Sclerotherapy sessions typically take around half an hour and follow a free screening.