Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this treatment recommended for?
This method of varicose and spider vein treatment is often recommended for veins that are smaller or less developed in their condition. Reticular veins, which have similar characteristics to spider veins but appear larger and blue, may also be treated with Sclerotherapy.
What Are The Possible Risks and Side Effects?
Some of the known side effects include swelling around the injected area, minimal bruising, redness, and itching where the injections are administered. These are common side effects, and they usually fade away within two to four weeks after the treatment. However, complications can occur and include, but are not limited to the listed below:
- Pain, discomfort, swelling of the leg
- Pigmentation (skin discoloration), infection
- Skin necrosis (with wounding and scarring), ulceration, and itchiness
- Secondary telangiectasias (spider veins)
How many treatments does it take?
The number of veins injected in one session varies depending on the size, amount, and location of the veins to be treated. Should you have multiple varicose or spider veins that require treatment, you may need several Sclerotherapy sessions to close all affected veins.
Is there a recovery period?
All regular activities can be resumed immediately following the procedure. However, Aerobics and vigorous exercises are not permitted for up to one week after Sclerotherapy.