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Sclerotherapy Treatment

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a fast, nearly painless way to eliminate visible veins on your legs. It can be performed even if you do not have more serious vein disease, and it has been in use for many decades.

The sclerotherapy procedure

This outpatient procedure involves placement of a small amount of a sterile, FDA-approved solution directly into the vein with a very fine needle. The lining of the vein swells and seals off the vein, and is reabsorbed by the body over time.

The procedure takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes depending upon the number of veins treated and their location.

While sclerotherapy is usually a cosmetic treatment, it is sometimes a therapeutic treatment and may be covered by some insurance companies. Prior to performing the sclerotherapy procedure, we will consult with you to personalize your treatment plan to ensure the best results for you.

The advantages of sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy may be the treatment of choice for very small varicose veins as well as spider veins, which are an issue for an estimated one in three women and one in five men. Sclerotherapy is a safe, effective treatment for these unsightly veins, offering these advantages and more:

  • Prompt results — spider veins generally respond in three to six weeks, with larger veins requiring three or four months
  • Veins that respond to the treatment will not reappear
  • Side effects are rare
  • Pain and discomfort are minimal
  • There’s no downtime
  • The vast majority of patients experience positive outcomes
  • No sutures are required

Contact our vascular specialists to learn more.

The board-certified interventional radiologists at Coastal Vein Vascular Institute treat a wide range of vascular issues with the most up-to-date procedures. If you’d like to learn more about sclerotherapy or any of our advanced vein treatments, please get in touch with our Jacksonville vein clinic for your free vein assessment.

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