Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat leg veins, otherwise known as spider veins; the very small thin, threadlike veins that lie
close to the skin's surface and are commonly red, blue, or purple in appearance. Spider veins can be hormonally induced and associated
with pregnancy and menstruation. Spider veins grow from reticular veins, also known as "feeder" veins.
Sclerotherapy is done by carefully injecting sclerosing solution into the unwanted vein. The solution causes the veins to collapse and fade. Multiple sclerotherapy sessions may be required to achieve desired results. There are a few rare risks involved with sclerotherapy, including inflammation, the formation of blood clots in the veins, and adverse allergic reactions to the sclerosing solution. As always consultations are recommended. The benefits of treatment can include cosmetic improvement as well as an increase in self esteem and confidence.