Sclerotherapy effectively treats varicosed reticular and spider veins. It’s often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins.

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.

After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more and possibly several sclerotherapy treatments to see full results.

Sclerotherapy is often done for cosmetic purposes — to improve the appearance of varicose veins. The procedure also can improve related symptoms such as:  aching  swelling  burning night cramps.

Sclerotherapy is a fairly safe procedure with few complications