Sclerotherapy is a highly successful treatment of spider and varicose veins. During the procedure, a sclerosing solution is injected into the vein through a very fine needle. A flushing of the vein occurs and then over a 4-6 week period the vein gradually disappears. Sclerotherapy has been amazingly free of side effects. There is a very low incidence of hyper-pigmentation of the skin at the site of the injection or at the site of the vein being treated. This pigmentation usually disappears over a period of time. Occasionally a small skin ulcer can appear at the sits of injection; however, this also will resolve over a period of time. It is possible to experience slight brusing at the sites of the injections.
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