What is Sclerotherapy?
This non-surgical treatment works by closing off your problem veins to prevent abnormal backwards blood flow. Blood will naturally find other routes, and the body will break down and absorb the now unused vein.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
The word “sclero” means “hard” or “thickened,” and a sclerosing agent is one that Dr. Dohner injects into your problem vein that causes the vein walls to harden. As a result, the vein collapses, and blood stops flowing through it.
Some people wonder where the blood goes if a doctor cuts off the blood flow through a vessel, but fortunately, our bodies have thousands of mile of veins that take over for the treated one.
What is Sclerotherapy Like?
Dr. Dohner will inject an advanced FDA-approved sclerosing medication in your problem vein, resulting in irritation, scarring, and closing off of the vein. Your body should absorb most of the pigment from this vein within three to five weeks.
What Results Will I See From Sclerotherapy?
Most people will need more than one treatment to clear up their problem veins and keep them away. Three to four treatments will complete the process for most people, but Dr. Dohner will provide you with a timeline for how many visits you can expect. While the treated vein will not come back, new spider veins can form at a later time.