Call Today! (520) 318-3004

Sclerotherapy

Developed in Europe in the early 1930’s, Sclerotherapy eliminates unsightly and embarrassing spider veins in the legs. Using an extremely fine and nearly painless needle, the treatment involves injecting a small amount of sclerosing solution into the affected veins. This causes the veins to gently dry up and become absorbed naturally by the body.

Sclerotherapy still remains the overwhelming choice of doctors and patients for spider vein treatment because it is more effective, less expensive and less painful than any other treatment available, including laser.

Sclerotherapy is an effective method for treating spider veins. Its benefits include the following:

  1. Eliminates appearance of unsightly veins
  2. Resumption of normal activity immediately following treatment
  3. Quick, simple and relatively pain free procedure
  4. Relief of associated symptoms In-office treatment
  5. Nearly immediate visible results

What happens before and during treatment?

Sclerotherapy involves the use of a fine needle to inject a solution directly into the affected veins. Once injected, the solution (sclerosant) eventually seals off the blood vessel and prevents blood flow to continue through the treated vein.

Prior to treatment, Dr. Probstfeld will conduct a medical history to learn more about how long your symptoms have persisted and the severity of the problem. Before the procedure, he may make a recommendation to discontinue aspirin-containing medications or other medications that can cause excess bleeding.

Your skin in the area will be thoroughly cleaned. Starting with the larger veins, a syringe with a small needle is inserted into the vein area. A small amount of sclerosing solution is injected directly into the vein. When the needle is removed, pressure will be applied immediately to the treated area, including kneading to help disperse the solution and reduce bruising.

How many treatments should I need?

In order to achieve the desired results, multiple treatments may be required. Treated veins will gradually disappear in three to six months.

>> Download Printable Flier About Sclerotherapy Procedure

Contact Us

Learn more about the possibilities!
Email us if you'd like us to send you more information.  Or call us today to set an appointment for your evaluation with Dr. Probstfeld, our board-certified surgeon. 

Contact Us Today