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Sclerotherapy/Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a highly effective and minimally invasive way to treat spider veins. Our spider vein treatment in Phoenix near Scottsdale, Arizona will help get rid of unsightly spider veins for a defined period of time. It is important to note, however, that this procedure will not permanently get rid of spider veins if the underlying cause is not addressed. During your consultation with the Southwest Vein & Laser Institute, we will help you determine if this treatment is appropriate for you, and what procedure, Trans-Illuminated Sclerotherapy or Ultrasound-Guided Schlerotherapy, will work best for you.

Spider veins do not pose a threat to your health and the removal of such veins is purely cosmetic. Since these veins serve no function, removing them does not cause any circulation or other problems.

The procedure involves injecting a tiny needle filled with a sclerosing solution which collapses the spider vein. Each affected area is generally treated
more than once depending on the size and severity of the spider veins. The outpatient procedure can be performed in our office and does not require anesthesia. Pain is generally minimal (some patients may experience a minor sting as each injection occurs) and upon request we can apply a topical local anesthetic to further minimize discomfort.

For the best results, we recommend two to four treatments to completely get rid of spider veins. Each treatment last only 30 to 60 minutes and can even be done over the lunch hour. After each treatment, we recommend that patients take Tylenol and Advil to overcome any minor pain that they may experience. We will provide you with detailed instructions for taking the recommended medications to relieve discomfort.

If you live in Phoenix, Scottsdale, or near to the valley (we’re conveniently located near Glendale, Cave Creek, and Arrowhead), and would like to learn more about this spider vein microinjection procedure, please give our office a call. We’d be happy to schedule a consultation.


Before and After Photos