Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins that are invisible or difficult to see with the naked eye. It involves the injection of an irritant solution such as a salt solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the vein, causing it to swell and making the walls sticky. The vein sticks together and closes up. The blood from this vein start to flow into normal veins and the closed vein is reabsorbed and eventually disappears.
Sclerotherapy can be performed at your local vein center in Long Island in the early stages of vein disease to avoid the unsightliness of the condition. It is a relatively safe procedure, free of complications with most patients experiencing an immediate relief of symptoms. Furthermore it eliminated the need for the surgical removal of veins, a procedure that is associated with a longer recovery process.