Sclerotherapy – Treatment for Unwanted Veins

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat unwanted blood vessels close to the skin.  Sclerotherapy has been used for generations by dermatologists to help patients get rid of unsightly spider and varicose veins.

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How does Sclerotherapy work?

Sclerotherapy uses a laser or injections of dilute chemicals in or next to the offending blood vessels, causing these blood vessels to constrict and close off.  Your dermatologist will help you decide which method of sclerotherapy best suits your goals.

What are the risks of Sclerotherapy?

Complications may include damage to the overlying skin, bruising and bleeding, changes to the pigment, and infection.

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