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Sclerotherapy

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Sclerotherapy treatment was developed in 1920s. Your spider veins can be reduced significantly through a simple office procedure The tiny needle generally causes very little pain

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What are spider and varicose veins?

Answer

Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are those tiny purple and red blood vessels found most commonly on the thighs or lower legs of women. They are hereditary and can form anywhere on the leg, from the top of the thigh to the ankle. Occasionally, spider veins appear on the face.

Varicose veins are larger. They can appear raised with a blush color and can become quite painful. Although spider veins and varicose veins carry blood, they are not part of the venous valve system. Your spider veins can be reduced significantly through a simple office procedure called Sclerotherapy.

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What is Sclerotherapy?

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The Sclerotherapy treatment was developed in the 1920s. During the procedure, a sclerosing solution is injected into the vein through a micro-needle. The tiny needle generally causes very little pain. The sclerosing solution causes the vein to blanch (turn white), then gradually disappear.

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Will Sclerotherapy work on my veins?

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Prior to treatment, we will review your complete medical history to determine how long you have had a problem with your veins and the severity of the problem. We need to know if the problem is exacerbated by physical activity and if there has been any prior surgery or treatment on your veins.


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