Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment used to eliminate varicose and spider veins. Sclerotherapy is a proven medical treatment.
Tiny needles are used to inject an FDA approved sclerosing substance into undesirable leg veins. At MilfordMD we no longer use hypertonic saline as a sclerosant because there are more effective, more comfortable options. Our favorite sclerosing substances used to close veins are STS (sodium tetradocyl sulfate) and Asclera. This solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot.
We usually foam the product prior to injecting it. Injection of foamed sclerosant results in more blood being moved out of the vessel being treated. The foam also helps the sclerosing solution to stay in contact with the blood vessel wall for a longer period resulting in greater effectiveness.
Patients are asked to wear compression stockings after the procedure to help the blood vessels close more effectively.
Call us today to see whether you are a good candidate for a Sclerotherapy treatment for leg veins.