Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. A tiny needle is used to inject a solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot. Overtime, the body will absorb the treated vein. Mild discomfort may occur, and a cramping sensation may be felt for 1 to 2 minutes when larger veins are injected. The number of veins injected in one session is variable, depending on the size and location of the veins, and the patient's overall medical condition. Anywhere from one to several sclerotherapy sessions may be needed for any vein region. Medically prescribed support hose and/or bandages may need to be worn for several days to several weeks to assist in resolution of the veins. In general, spider veins respond to treatment in 3 to 6 weeks, and larger veins respond in 3 to 4 months.

Sierra Vein & Vascular Institute

Manteca Office
1610 W. Yosemite Avenue, Suite 3
Manteca, CA 95337
Tel: 209-665-4412
Fax: 209-665-4415
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Merced Office
177 W. El Portal Drive, Suite B
Merced, CA 95348
Tel: 209-349-8847
Fax: 209-349-8867
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Modesto Office
1552 Coffee Road, Suite 201
Modesto, CA 95355
Tel: 855-814-3366
Fax: 855-818-8782
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Associations

American Medical Association

Society for Vascular Surgery

American Medical Association

Society for Vascular Medicine

American College of Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

American College of Cardiology

American College of Cardiology

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

American Board of
Thoracic Surgery

American Board Surgery

American Board of
Surgery

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

American Society for
Laser Medicine and
Surgery

American College of Phlebology

American College of
Phlebology

American Heart Association

American Heart
Association

American Medical Association

American Medical Association

California Medical Associations

California Medical Association