Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat blood vessels or blood vessel malformations (vascular malformations) and also those of the lymphatic system. A medicine is injected into the vessels, which makes them shrink. It is used for children and young adults with vascular or lymphatic malformations. In adults, sclerotherapy is often used to treat spider veins, smaller varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Sclerotherapy is one method, along with surgery, radiofrequency and laser ablation, for treatment of spider veins, occasionally varicose veins, and venous malformations. However, at Agave Aesthetics, we specialize in spider veins, and refer out to vascular surgeons for larger veins or malformations.
Sclerotherapy is the "gold standard" and is preferred over laser for eliminating large spider veins (telangiectasiae) and smaller varicose leg veins. Unlike a laser, the sclerosing solution additionally closes the "feeder veins" under the skin that are causing the spider veins to form, thereby making a recurrence of the spider veins in the treated area less likely. Multiple injections of dilute sclerosant are injected into the abnormal surface veins of the involved leg. The patient's leg is then compressed with either stockings or bandages that they wear usually for two weeks after treatment. Patients are also encouraged to walk regularly during that time. It is common practice for the patient to require at least two treatment sessions separated by several weeks to significantly improve the appearance of their leg veins.
Feedback from previous sclerotherapy clients:
"Very professional. Good results."
Posted: 4/9/2014 1:52 PM
"Angela is very professional and gentle!"
Posted: 4/1/2014 9:08 PM
"great, professional work, loved how amazing my legs looked after the treatment. "
Posted: 8/6/2014 8:58 PM
"The most gentle Sclerotherpy treatment I have ever had!"
Posted: 7/21/2014 11:01 PM
"Really good treatment with great results. "
Posted: 7/21/2014 8:01 AM
"She was very knowledgable and sweet. She was careful with her injections and was concerned for my welfare. Very personable and made me feel comfortable."