Sclerotherapy is the process of eliminating varicose
veins and telangiectasias ("spider-veins")
by injecting a solution (sclerosing agent) into the
veins, and thereby dissolving them.
The majority of people who receive sclerotherapy are
cleared of their small varicosities, or see a large
improvement. Approximately 10% of patients have fair
to poor results, meaning the veins have not disappeared
after 6 treatments. Very rarely, the veins can become
worse after treatment or new veins may develop.
You are a candidate for sclerotherapy if you have spider
veins, reticular varicosities, recurrence of varicosities,
are advanced in age, or any combination of these.