$500 per treatment
Sclerotherapy (pronounced sklair-o-THAIR-uh-pee) is the gold standard treatment for spider veins and larger reticular veins on the body. The procedure involves injecting a solution, Asclera, directly into a vein, causing the treated vein to seal shut and fade from view over time. The treated blood vessel (vein) is then naturally resorbed by the body. As the standard of care, it is considered one of the safest and most effective treatments for removing unwanted leg veins.
The number and frequency of treatments depends on the size of the vessels and their location. Typically, 2-3 treatments are needed to fully treat the vessel. Results may take up to six weeks and may continue to improve for up to one year.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
At your consultation, it will be determined if sclerotherapy is medically appropriate for you. Sometimes deeper larger more complicated veins are feeding the spider veins. Those may need to be evaluated by a vascular specialist first.
During the sclerotherapy treatment, the “sclerosing” agent is injected into the vein. The solution causes inflammation in the walls of the vein, causing them to stick together. When the needle is withdrawn, the solution is massaged along the vessel. The procedure is usually painless, though you may experience a slight burning, itching or tingling sensation when the medicine is injected. You may experience bruising, redness at the injection site, and slight inflammation of the vessel causing mild discomfort. These should resolve in a few days to a few weeks. You will be given post care instructions and it is recommended you wear compression tights for 72 hours following your appointment.