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Nashville Spider Vein Treatment Before & Afters

What Is Sclerotherapy Treatment for Spider Veins?

There are different options for treating spider veins. The most popular non invasive treatments are Sclerotherapy and Laser treatments.


Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment designed to remove spider veins. The treatment works by delivering a sclerosing agent into the vessel, via injection. The solution is injected directly into the vein, which causes it to scar and collapse, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein, which is reabsorbed into local tissue, will eventually disappear.

Usually three to five treatments are required for optimal results. Treatment plans are customized according to the size of the area to be treated. 

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments to eradicate spider veins are effective and non-invasive procedures, which require no down time. The treatment consists in using a focused beam of light to heat and destroy the damaged veins, without damaging the skin or surrounding tissues. It takes approximately four to six weeks, following treatment, for the veins to disappear as blood gets rerouted to healthier veins. The number of treatments required will depend largely on the number and size of spider veins to be treated.

Sclerotherapy Or Laser Treatments For Spider Veins?

Both are valid and effective, non-invasive treatments for spider veins. Sclerotherapy may be more suitable for anyone with a skin type which is not compatible with the lasers used for vein therapy. 

Laser treatment  is the perfect solution for patients who have an aversion to needles or those who may have an allergy to the medications used with sclerotherapy treatments, or for those that simply prefer a more natural solution. Another reason to choose laser over sclerotherapy is when the veins needing treatment are too small to be injected. 

If  you want to know more about Sclerotherapy and Laser Treatments for spider veins in Nashville, schedule a consultation with us.

What is Sclerotherapy and How Does it Get Rid of Spider Veins?

You can read more about it here and here.

How Effective Is Sclerotherapy For Leg Spider Veins? 

More than one sclerotherapy session is normally necessary. Most patients notice a 70 to 90% improvement following treatment. Compared to surgical removal of veins, sclerotherapy is less expensive, has very little downtime, no anesthesia.

How Long Before I Can See Results Of Sclerotherapy?

The full effect and benefits of treatment usually take several weeks. For this reason, it is  recommended to wait three to six weeks in between sclerotherapy treatments.

What Type Of Veins Can Be Treated With Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is used to eliminate prominent hand and arm veins, chest spider and blue veins, as well as small veins in other parts of the body. 

Is Sclerotherapy Painful?

A minimal amount of discomfort may be felt by some. An occasional spot may be more sensitive than others, but generally, the procedure is very well tolerated by most patients. Several factors affect the level of discomfort during injections:

  • Patient’s sensitivity to pain 
  • Type and caliber of the needle used
  • Nature of the sclerotherapy solution 
  • Inclusion of numbing medicine in the solution
  • Sensitivity of the area injected – in thinner skinned areas you may feel more discomfort
  • Use of topical numbing cream, especially for sensitive areas of the leg.
  • Veins that ache before sclerotherapy can be generally more sensitive to injections

Is Sclerotherapy Safe?

Sclerotherapy is a remarkably safe and effective treatment for the removal of spider veins. 

Are There Any Side Effects From Sclerotherapy?

Some itching, tenderness and skin bruising are common side effects, however these are usually temporary. 

How do I Prepare For Sclerotherapy?

  • No sun tanning during weeks leading to your treatment
  • Do not take any NSAID medications (such as ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin), vitamin E, or anything which can increase your chances of bruising 
  • Don’t shave within 24 hrs of sclerotherapy as the solution used for cleansing purposes may cause some stinging.