Sclerotherapy weakens and ultimately destroys leg veins. Using a very tiny needle to identify the underlying source of the visible vein, the doctor injects solution directly into the unwanted varicose veins at numerous sites, sealing off the vein from the rest of the vein network in your leg. This allows the body to naturally redirect the blood flow to healthy veins. Over the next several weeks, the vein dissolves and becomes reabsorbed by the body.
This non-invasive procedure takes less than an hour and pain is minimal. Patients resume regular activities immediately following the procedure.