Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment to get rid of varicose
veins. A chemical called a sclerosant is injected into the varicose vein,
causing it to close.
Sclerotherapy may be used to make spider veins and small varicose
veins go away or become less visible. It is usually done only for cosmetic
reasons because these types of varicose veins rarely cause symptoms or
problems. It might be done along with other procedures to treat varicose veins.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
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