At Longstreet Clinic, our Vascular and Vein specialists offer sclerotherapy, an effective treatment for spider veins and varicose veins. This solution can erase unsightly spider veins and may provide relief from the pain (cramps, swelling and burning) associated with varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting an FDA-approved solution into the affected vein. The solution eventually causes swelling in the lining of the blood vessel, which results in the build-up of scar tissue. Eventually, the scar tissue fades and the varicose or spider veins are no longer visible.
This procedure is not for everyone, however, and eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. Sclerotherapy is not recommended for pregnant women, and all patients should discuss any possible treatment option with a physician.
Studies have shown that sclerotherapy is more effective than laser vein therapy – which more often results in an increased reoccurrence, is more expensive and less effective than sclerotherapy.
Schedule an appointment for a vein screening to learn more about what treatment options are right for you. Call 678-207-4000.