Sclerotherapy involves injecting small amounts of a sclerosing agent directly into the spider vein using a very small needle. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel wall, therefore causing it to stick together. The procedure, requires no anesthesia. Potential side effects include bruising, swelling, and slight skin discoloration.
Over a period of several weeks the vessel turns into a scar which fades away. Eventually, the vessel becomes barely visible or not visible at all!
Laser Vein Therapy is sometimes used as a complement to Sclerotherapy in order to maximize results.
All injections are performed by our qualified medical staff under supervision of Dr. McDonald, our supervising medical director.