- Discuss all treatment and alternative options.
- Conduct an overall health and physical examination of the legs.
- Mapping the vein, examine the legs with ultrasound and determine the location and state of the greater saphenous vein and other side tributaries.
- Administering local anaesthesia to the treatment site.
- A very fine needle is guided into the vein via ultrasound
- A sclerosant solution is injected into the vein
- The vein then collapses
In order to promote vascular health and to preserve the positive effects of the sclerotherapy, it is recommended that patients maintain a healthy weight and make exercise part of their daily routine.
In general, spider veins respond in three to six weeks, and larger veins respond in three to four months. If the veins respond to the treatment they will not reappear.