Sclerotherapy for Leg Veins

Sclerotherapy is an almost painless method used to destroy unsightly veins. Most commonly, this technique is used to get rid of veins in the lower legs. Using the thinnest possible needle, similar to the thickness of an acupuncture needle, a special solution is injected directly into the vein, causing the vein to collapse and disappear. Patients with numerous varicose veins may need more than one treatment. In a counterintuitive fashion, the larger veins are generally easier to treat than very fine spider veins. However, using a combination of techniques, most patients are able to have complete resolution of their unsightly vessels.