This procedure is reserved strictly for spider veins, which are smaller than varicose veins and generally located closer to the skin’s surface. Similar to ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, a medicine called a sclerosant is injected into the veins, initiating a reaction that causes them to close and be reabsorbed into the body. Unlike ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, however, this treatment is done without the need of imaging equipment, but is instead performed “visually” by a health professional. This treatment is considered cosmetic and not normally covered by insurance.
When is this method used
Visual Sclerotherapy is often the preferred treatment method for Spider Veins. It is minimally invasive and effective.
What should you expect from treatment?
This 2-5 treatment therapy is effective in smaller diameter veins and the results are long lasting. This minimally invasive procedure requires no incisions, and no down time. Patients return to fully activity right after the procedure. No anesthesia is needed.
What kind of results are achieved?
Veins tend to fade within a few weeks although it may take up to a couple months to see complete results. Visual Sclerotherapy can also improve related symptoms like burning, aching, night cramps, swelling and more.
What should you do going forward or post-treatment to ensure vein health?
Exercising, maintaining a healthy body weight and not spending long periods sitting or standing can help ensure vein health.