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What is Sclerotherapy?

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

Vein sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. It involves injecting a special solution, known as a sclerosant, into the affected veins. The solution irritates the inner lining of the veins, causing them to collapse and stick together. Over time, the treated veins will be absorbed by the body and fade away, leaving smoother and clearer skin.

Vein sclerotherapy is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, and it can be done in a doctor's office or a clinic. The procedure is minimally invasive and does not require general anesthesia. During the procedure, the doctor will use a fine needle to inject the sclerosant solution into the affected veins. The treatment is usually completed within 30 to 60 minutes, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Vein sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for varicose and spider veins, and it has a high success rate. After the treatment, patients are typically advised to wear compression stockings and avoid strenuous activities for a few days to help the treated veins heal properly.


Central Valley Vein and Wound are dedicated to treating patients with painful varicosities, and our goal is to relieve your symptoms. We offer this procedure in our offices in Fresno, Clovis, Selma, Hanford,

and Visalia. Our doctors have over 30 years of doing sclerotherapy and vein procedures.

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