When you have venous insufficiency, the valves in the blood vessels or veins do not work correctly. The one-way valves allow blood to leak, pooling and creating larger or more noticeable veins. Both spider and varicose veins are signs of vein disease, often occurring on the legs or near the groin. At The Vein Place in Santa Ana, CA, we offer a wide assortment of spider and varicose vein treatments, including minimally invasive sclerotherapy.

What Is Sclerotherapy?

Also known as Echosclerotherapy, sclerotherapy treats chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins by injecting medication into a vein, causing it to close. Symptoms improve as the blood flow back to the heart is taken over by healthy veins. Unlike surgical vein stripping, this spider and varicose vein procedure can be performed using minimally invasive techniques.

During the sclerotherapy procedure, a solution is injected into the affected vein or veins. The injection of medication causes scarring in the vein, which eventually collapses the vein and re-routes the blood to healthier veins. As a result, the vein disintegrates and is absorbed into the body.

Sclerotherapy Aftercare

Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure for spider and small varicose veins. Most people can return to normal activities the same day, but some recommended sclerotherapy aftercare procedures are recommended. Wearing compression garments for about two weeks and avoiding sun exposure on the treatment area will aid in the healing process. Most smaller varicose and spider veins begin to disappear in about three weeks, but some larger varicose veins may require multiple treatments over a few months.

Sclerotherapy Near Me 

If you live in Santa Ana or Orange County, CA, you can find sclerotherapy injection treatment for spider and varicose veins at The Vein Place. We offer a wide variety of treatments for varicose vein and spider vein removal, including sclerotherapy. Call our medical center to schedule your appointment to discuss whether sclerotherapy is right for you.