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Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins and Varicose Veins The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment used for Telangiectasia, better known as Spider Veins and varicose veins. This treatment involves the injection of a medication into the spider veins that acts to scar the vessel closed, making the veins disappear and re-routing the blood into healthier vessels to restore the correct flow pattern.

The Good News about Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

  • This cosmetic technique procedure is performed in our Maryland Vein Professionals offices and enables patients to return to normal activity the same day.
  • Sclerotherapy uses a fine needle to inject a medication called sclerosant into the natural course of the diseased spider veins below the skin where it is visible, to areas not reached with topical laser treatments. As the sclerosant passes through the vein, the blood vessel closes and appears to erase or disappear as the medicine travels. Watch a video about this treatment on our website<>
  • Sclerotherapy can also be used to treat any residual varicose veins once adequate time has been allowed (6-8 weeks) to access the response following the VNUS Closure Procedure, which treat the larger source veins.


  • Our team of sclerotherapists has over 40 years of combined nursing experience. Each member is dedicated to only perform sclerotherapy.

The Bad News about Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

It’s not actually bad news, but Sclerotherapy should not be performed if there is an untreated Venous Insufficiency, as this condition will reduce the effect of the injections. In fact, we’ve seen many patients who had Sclerotherapy treatment elsewhere only to have the veins reappear a few weeks later. A duplex ultrasound evaluation by a specialist trained in Venous Imaging is used to detect the condition.

The Ugly News about Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

If you have varicose veins or spider veins, you already know how ugly that are and how much you want to cover them up. But after an Sclerotherapy treatment, you can say good-bye to your ugly veins.


For more information about Sclerotherapy treatments,<>, visit or contact us toll-free today at 877-7-MD-VEIN to schedule your venous evaluation.

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