At Rosen Vein Care, we believe in helping people feel confident. That’s why we offer safe and effective sclerotherapy treatment. Sclerotherapy is a simple and effective technique that utilizes a safe chemical to encourage the body to make varicose veins and spider veins disappear over time.
Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins: How It Works
Endovenous ablation handles the problematic underlying larger “trunks.” However, the laser is unable to deal with very twisty or tiny veins. For this reason, the next course of action is sclerotherapy.
This procedure entails the injection of those twisty or small veins with a chemical to cause permanent vein closure. The chemical that Dr. Rosen uses for sclerotherapy procedures is called sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS). STS has been in use since the 1940s and is extremely popular worldwide. Its popularity among physicians is due to its safety and effectiveness.
What to Expect During and After Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy sessions typically take 30 minutes. Dr. Rosen uses very tiny needles to access the problematic veins and gently deliver STS. The number of injections and sessions needed varies based on the amount of veins that require treatment.
All treatments at Rosen Vein Care, including sclerotherapy, are performed solely by Dr. Rosen. Throughout the entire process, Dr. Rosen will talk you through the steps so you’ll feel confident throughout.
Once the treatment session is completed, compression stockings are placed and are worn on the treated extremity until the next treatment session. Over time — usually after a period of months — you will see the effects of this procedure, as the varicose veins will start to permanently close.
When it comes to choosing sclerotherapy near you, choose a doctor you can trust. Contact Dr. Rosen to schedule a consultation today. Learn more about all of the vein treatments available at our vein care clinic.