Frequently Asked Questions About Sclerotherapy Treatments

What Is Sclerotherapy Therapy?

Sclerotherapy is a procedure in Boca Raton where a solution is injected directly into a vein. The injected sclerotherapy solution makes the vein scar, which in turn, forces the blood to reroute through veins that are healthier.

Why Are Sclerotherapy Treatments Done?

In Boca Raton, Sclerotherapy treatments are often done for cosmetic purposes, to improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins.

The procedure can also improve related symptoms such as:

  • Aching
  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Night cramps

What Are The Side Effects Of Sclerotherapy?

Common side effects of Sclerotherapy include:

  • bruising
  • swelling
  • stinging
  • discomfort
  • skin discoloration
  • raised red area around the injection sites

Does Sclerotherapy Hurt?

Traditionally, the Sclerotherapy solution is injected into the vein through a very fine needle. This may cause cramping and mild discomfort for only 1 to 2 mins, particularly if larger veins are injected.

How Long Does Sclerotherapy Last?

Generally speaking, spider veins respond to Sclerotherapy within 3-6 weeks, whereas larger veins can take 3-4 months. Effects may be permanent 5% of the time.