Q: How does sclerotherapy work?
A: Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into your veins with a very fine needle, irritating the blood vessel lining. This irritation causes the veins to scar and collapse, eventually to be reabsorbed by the body.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: Sclerotherapy generally takes less than 60 minutes and is an in-office procedure.
Q: Is there anything I should avoid prior to treatment?
A: There is no preparation for the treatment, though your doctor may recommend abstaining from certain medications for a day or two before the visit (ex. Ibuprofen). Once the procedure is complete, you will need to wear compression wraps or stockings for two weeks; but otherwise, you can resume your normal activities immediately.