Sclerotherapy An Overview
Spider veins, varicose veins, and reticular veins can be both unsightly and uncomfortable. Dr. Goldfarb offers sclerotherapy, a minimally invasive procedure, to treat these types of veins and restore a smoother appearance to your skin.
What is Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for the treatment of varicose veins. This procedure involves the use of Asclera®, an injectable solution that will cause the treated vein(s) to collapse and diminish in appearance after a brief period.
A typical treatment takes approximately 40 minutes, after which patients can resume most daily activities with minor restrictions for the first few days.
Common Risk Factors for Varicose Veins
- Gender: women are at least twice as likely to develop varicose veins than men
- Prolonged standing or sitting