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Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy, a popular method of eliminating spider veins, is an out-patient procedure where we use a solution, called a sclerosing agent, and inject it into the veins. This injection irritates the inner lining of the vein, which results in the walls swelling and sticking together, essentially closing of the vein.

At the Western Reserve Vascular Institute, we use a small needle to ensure precision accuracy. Since the needle is so small, there is little to no pain or discomfort during and after the procedure.

While there is no guarantee that sclerotherapy will be effective, and most patients have satisfying results within a few weeks. Treatment varies on a case by case basis, and the number of treatments may be different for each patient. Even though it is rare, spider and varicose veins may become worse after sclerotherapy if patients do not follow the proper aftercare instructions.

We suggest that this procedure is done in the fall and winter months to help prevent skin discoloration due to sun exposure.

What Reactions Should You Expect After Sclerotherapy?

Because the vein is collapsed rather than removed, it creates scar tissue. This scar tissue may cause brown lines or spots, which may take three to six months to disappear. The scar tissue from larger veins may not disappear completely. Larger veins may also become lumpy and hard. Don't worry! These lumps happen sometimes, and, unfortunately, they can take as much as 12 months to dissolve and fade completely. You may also have a growth of little blood vessels, called neovascularization. These tiny veins normally take a few weeks to appear, and will fade after a couple months.

Aftercare for sclerotherapy includes using prescription grade compression stockings. Patients should avoid using aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory drugs for up to two days after the procedure; use Tylenol if needed. Patients should also avoid hot baths, hot compresses, whirlpools, saunas, and direct exposure to sunlight; showers are permitted, but you should use cooler water and wash the injection site with a mild soap.

If you have any question about your reactions or the aftercare, call our office at 330-953-3515.

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8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Boardman, OH Office

813 Kentwood Drive
Boardman, Ohio 44512
330.953.3515

Princeton, WV Office

401 Rogers Street
Princeton, West Virginia 24740
844.367.5347 (FOR LEGS)

Ripley, WV Office

844 Rt. 62 South
Ripley, West Virginia 25271
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Oceana, WV Office

833 Cook Parkway
Oceana, WV 24870
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Beckley, WV Office

134 Beckley Crossing
Beckley, WV 25801
844.367.5347 (FOR LEGS)

Bluefield, VA Office

510 Cherry St, Suite 104 Bldg A
Bluefield, WV 24701
844.367.5347 (FOR LEGS)

Blacksburg, VA Office

3708 S. Main Street Suite G
Blacksburg, VA 24060
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