Varicose veins and spider veins can be unsightly and cause pain. The good news is that you don’t have to live with them forever. Sclerotherapy or vein therapy is a safe, minimally invasive treatment that can drastically improve their appearance and give you the relief you deserve.
During the treatment, one of our expert providers at ZENA Medical will use a very fine needle to inject a special solution directly into your veins. The solution will irritate the inner lining of your blood vessels so they no longer carry blood.
Your body will then slowly replace the inner lining of the vessels with scar tissue so they collapse and eventually disappear. In most cases, several injections are necessary for optimal results. While spider veins usually respond in three to six weeks, varicose veins take a bit longer and improve in three to four months.
You may be a good candidate for vein therapy:
A typical vein therapy treatment takes less than an hour to complete.
Patients treated with vein therapy often see:
While you will have to follow post-procedure instructions after vein therapy, you’ll be able to resume work and your daily activities right away. Typical and temporary side effects include bruising at the injection site. In addition, the treated veins may look worse before they look better. After a vein is treated it may turn pink or brown but the color change will resolve with time.
*Individual results may vary.
*Individual Results May Vary