Sclerotherapy and leg vein injections performed by a dermatologist offer a minimally invasive solution to varicose veins and spider veins. At Skin Care Doctors, our medical providers offer this cutting-edge treatment to give you relief from unsightly leg veins.
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy, or leg vein injections, is a medical procedure for treating varicose and spider veins. This treatment is often used for cosmetic purposes but can also help alleviate symptoms such as pain, swelling, and discomfort. The procedure involves injecting a solution, typically a saline solution or a chemical called sodium tetradecyl sulfate, directly into the affected vein. This solution irritates the vein's lining, causing it to swell and stick together, eventually closing off the vein. Over time, the vein will be absorbed by the body and fade away, improving the appearance of the skin.