Sclerotherapy involves injecting a hypertonic saline solution through a tiny needle directly into your spider veins, causing them to contract and collapse. This procedure is best suited for medium to large spider veins because it relies upon fitting a tiny needle into a tiny vein. The procedure is performed in the office by a UF Health physician assistant and is relatively painless.
Potential side effects
- Mild itching
- Discoloration-hyperpigmentation which may last 4-12 months
- Skin Death
- Pain and bruising
- Matting, which is the development of tiny new blood vessels, can occur in up to 10 percent of patients and may resolve after four to six months