This procedure is usually reserved for the treatment of small, blue superficial veins (reticular veins), spider veins and sometimes for small visible varicose veins. Successfully treated veins will fade as the body gradually re-absorbs them. In many patients, sclerotherapy can relieve the symptoms caused by varicose veins. With this procedure, veins can be dealt with at an earlier stage, helping to prevent further complications.
Some veins may need to be injected more than once for optimum results. Generally, normal activities can be resumed straight after sclerotherapy. Medically prescribed compression stockings are essential to achieving the best outcome, and may need to be worn for several days or weeks to assist in resolution of the veins.
The procedure is performed in the doctor’s office and usually causes minimum, transient discomfort. Microsclerotherapy is considered the gold standard in treatment of spider veins of the legs.