What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a medicated solution, called a sclerosant, into spider veins. The sclerosant irritates the lining of the blood vessels and causes them to collapse. Over subsequent weeks and months, the body gradually absorbs the vein. Each treatment can be associated with 50-60% improvement with multiple treatments required for 80-90% improvement.
Sclerotherapy can be augmented with several advanced techniques including:
- Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy
- Veinlite enhanced sclerotherapy
- Augmented Reality
Cryosclerotherapy is an additional measure to enhance patient comfort. The whole procedure is done using a cryo unit that produces a continuous flow of cold air to the sites of application of sclerotherapy injections. The result is the cold air anesthetizes the skin so the treatment is relatively painless. This is especially helpful for the treatment of spider veins in sensitive areas like the behind the knees and thighs.