Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Yes and because there is no downtime and minimal discomfort, Sclerotherapy is one of the best vein treatments in current use. After sclerotherapy, the treated spider veins will not come back, although new spider veins can develop and appear over time. The bottom line is that when sclerotherapy is administered by highly skilled providers, the overall success rate is upwards of 90%. These very impressive statistics prove that sclerotherapy is a very safe and effective treatment for spider veins.
We like to tell our patients that your spider veins will look worse before they look better, During the first two weeks, the veins often look a bit darker and bruising will occur. Over the next four to six weeks, the treated spider veins will slowly fade. Some larger clusters will require additional treatments at that time. Once again, things will briefly look worse and then the treatment area will continue. Large clusters of spider veins fade over the course of months, and not days or weeks.