Spider Vein Removal
Sclerotheraphy is commonly used to remove spider veins on different parts of the body. A sclerosant (sclerosing agent) is injected in to the vein, which causes it to eventually dissolve. Depending on the condition of the veins this treatment can be done in combination with AFT laser (link to AFT).
Medium and large spider veins on the surface of the legs, feet or arm are best treated with Sclerotheraphy. Our doctor will examine the veins thoroughly to determine if the treatment is the best for you.
Before the treatment the area will be cleansed with alcohol. No anesthetic is needed. The doctor will then inject a diluted sclerosant into the vein. You might feel some stinging or burning depending on the area and size of the vein. You will see the result immediately as the vein will contract and disappear. Each session take from 15-30 min.
Repeat treatments may be necessary. At first it may appear that the vein is gone, however part of it might reappear. We recommend 4 weeks interval between each treatment to be sure we see the full effect. The average amount of sessions can range from 1 to 6 treatments.
Side effects & after-care
It is recommended you walk around after the treatment to increase the blood flow in the healthy veins, which will reduce the bruising. Bruising and itching are common side effects of this treatment, but will go away after 1-5 days. The treatment has no down time and you can continue your daily activities right away. You can read more about after care and side effects by following this link
If you would like to see a video on how spider veins are removed, please follow this link to YouTube:
All needles used for injections are new, sterile and only used once.