Both men and women can develop unsightly and problematic leg veins known as “varicose veins.” At the Skin and Laser Surgery Center of New England, we have options for these individuals. Sclerotherapy has been used for many years to address varicose veins in the legs. Patients find relief from itching, burning, visible veins after leg vein removal treatment at Skin and Laser Surgery Center of New England.
How does sclerotherapy work?
Sclerotherapy is the use of a sclerosing liquid that is injected directly into varicose veins in the legs. Over the course of time, it will cause that particular vein to close up and redirect the blood elsewhere, to healthier veins. Patients will need to closely follow their doctor’s recommendations regarding the use of compression socks to help facilitate faster healing and recovery.
Will varicose veins return?
The varicose vein that is treated with sclerotherapy will not return. It is closed up and naturally absorbed by the body with time. However, this doesn’t mean that another vein will not become a varicose vein in the future. Patients can visit with their doctor as needed to treat varicose veins that develop.
What about spider veins?
Spider veins can also be addressed with sclerotherapy. For some patients, laser treatments can also be used to reduce the appearance of spider veins. Spider veins are blood vessels that lie close to the surface and can form a spider web pattern, hence their name. These types of veins are not painful or itchy as varicose veins can be, and are more of a cosmetic concern than a health or medical concern. However, patients with spider veins who want them treated as well can ask our team about sclerotherapy for both spider and varicose veins and arranged to have each treated.
Don’t I need my veins for blood flow?
The blood in spider veins and varicose veins are easily redirected to other stronger, healthier veins, so there are no negative effects to your circulation when sclerotherapy is performed.
Find out how to improve varicose veins with sclerotherapy
The doctors at Skin and Laser Surgery Center of New England are here to help patients with troublesome varicose veins with traditional methods such as sclerotherapy. Find out if you are a candidate by booking a consultation appointment at one of our three convenient locations for leg vein removal.