Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective option to cosmetically treat varicose veins and reduce the appearance of spider veins.

The procedure involves the injection of a solution, called a sclerosant, into the small vessels using an ultra-fine needle. The solution irritates the lining of the vessels. This induces the vein walls to stick together so the blood cannot flow through those veins anymore. Over the next few weeks, the vessels fade from view, eventually becoming barely or not at all visible. Most patients enjoy 50-70% improvement with each treatment session.

Depending on the size and number of veins being treated, multiple sessions may be needed to achieve maximum results.

Sclerotherapy can be scheduled at the Esteem office in Harrisburg and do not require anesthesia. Appointments typically take less than one hour to complete, and you will be permitted to resume usual activities (including driving home), immediately afterward.

Veins that respond to this treatment typically do not return, but new veins may appear in time.

In addition, external laser treatment can be used on the surface of the skin for very fine spider veins. The small bursts of light make small veins disappear. The experts at Esteem can combine sclerotherapy and laser to offer the best possible results for each individual.

Learn more about noninvasive vein treatment procedures and what to ask prior to treatment.