Vein Removal Options
Some Varicose Veins and Spider Veins can be treated by sclerotherapy, which is the injection of irritant chemicals (Sclerosants) into the affected vein. The irritant prompts the vein to spasm and collapse in on itself. In time, the walls of the collapsed vein heal together, and the sealed vein can no longer carry blood.
Leg veins clear up slowly after sclerotherapy and may take up to two to six months to resolve, depending on their size.
A Compression Stocking worn on the leg helps to speed this process. Small veins need compression for around three to six days, while bigger veins need about six weeks.
Alternatives to Sclerotherapy
Depending on how your veins present there are a number of alternative treatment options. These can include: