What Can Be
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