What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy or vein therapy is a minimally invasive procedure to treat uncomplicated spider veins, some varicose veins and venous malformations. The treatment involves an injection of a saline or chemical solution directly into the vein. You will receive local anesthesia to numb your leg. You will be awake, but will not feel pain. The vein will harden and then disappear. Laser treatment can also be used on the surface of the skin, in which small bursts of light make small varicose veins disappear. It is a safe and proven procedure that has been use since the 1930s.