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How is sclerotherapy for spider veins done?

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Dr. Mark Nielsen
Phlebology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Tiny needle!

Spider veins are injected with a very tiny needle.
The chemical injected will remove the inner wall of the vein and cause it to close. Your body will then gradually absorb the treated spider vein over weeks/months. Sclerotherapy is well-tolerated.

In brief: Tiny needle!

Spider veins are injected with a very tiny needle.
The chemical injected will remove the inner wall of the vein and cause it to close. Your body will then gradually absorb the treated spider vein over weeks/months. Sclerotherapy is well-tolerated.
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Dr. Gabriel Goren
Basically, we doctors using sclerotherapy for any type of veins we are not closing any veins. we just deliberately injure the vein chemically. AS the body heals injuries it will be the patient healing process by generating a scar tissue that will close/shrink the unwanted veins.
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: WIth an injection

A small amount of a chemical called a sclerosant is injected into the vein.
There are different types of sclerosants but they all do the same thing. They cause the vein to become inflamed. The inflammation causes the vein to collapse on itself, to seal off and, as a result, it is absorbed by the body and disappears. Usually it is recommended that compression stockings be worn afterwards.

In brief: WIth an injection

A small amount of a chemical called a sclerosant is injected into the vein.
There are different types of sclerosants but they all do the same thing. They cause the vein to become inflamed. The inflammation causes the vein to collapse on itself, to seal off and, as a result, it is absorbed by the body and disappears. Usually it is recommended that compression stockings be worn afterwards.
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Injections

Sclerotherapy uses small needles to make injections into the unwanted veins.
A # of medications are commonly used, including sotradecol, asclera, dextrose/saline, & hypertonic saline. Most experts don't recommend Hypertonic Saline as it burns a lot & has a higher risk of scarring. A treatment typically takes about 30 minutes. After care includes stockings, walking, & avoidance of hot baths a week.

In brief: Injections

Sclerotherapy uses small needles to make injections into the unwanted veins.
A # of medications are commonly used, including sotradecol, asclera, dextrose/saline, & hypertonic saline. Most experts don't recommend Hypertonic Saline as it burns a lot & has a higher risk of scarring. A treatment typically takes about 30 minutes. After care includes stockings, walking, & avoidance of hot baths a week.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy uses small needles to make injections into the unwanted veins.
A # of medications are commonly used, including sotradecol, asclera, dextrose/saline, & hypertonic saline. Most experts don't recommend Hypertonic Saline as it burns a lot & has a higher risk of scarring. A treatment typically takes about 30 minutes. After care includes stockings, walking, & avoidance of hot baths a week.

In brief: Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy uses small needles to make injections into the unwanted veins.
A # of medications are commonly used, including sotradecol, asclera, dextrose/saline, & hypertonic saline. Most experts don't recommend Hypertonic Saline as it burns a lot & has a higher risk of scarring. A treatment typically takes about 30 minutes. After care includes stockings, walking, & avoidance of hot baths a week.
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