Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat veins and spider veins on the leg area. It involves injecting a solution directly into the affected vein, causing it to scar and collapse.
The body then absorbs the collapsed vein, and blood is rerouted to healthy veins. The procedure is minimally invasive.
It can improve the appearance of spider veins, reduce pain and discomfort, and prevent potential complications such as blood clots.
People with spider veins should consider sclerotherapy when:
the veins are painful
the legs are sore or feel heavy
the skin on the legs or feet is patchy or dry
there is a rash near the veins