Is a medical procedure that involves injecting a solution directly into superficial veins causing the veins to fade, over time. It is the gold standard for removing spider veins in the lower extremities or spider veins that are resistant to laser treatments. Sclerotherapy is not intended for people with advanced venous disease.


How Does Sclerotherapy Work

Once the sclerosant or sclerotherapy solution is injected into the specific vein, it causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is then reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.


Procedures Perfomed

Small/ Medium Varicose Veins on the legs
Small/ Medium Spider Veins on the legs

What to Expect During Treatment

Before the treatment, we provide a thorough consultation to understand the patient’s concerns and expectations.  The doctor will check the client for any underlying blood vessel disease.  The treatment area is cleansed with a medical grade cleanser.   A very small fine needle is used to inject the sclerosant agent (solution) into the treatment area.  WHOW Aesthetics uses Polidocanal as the sclerosant, which causes less pain/discomfort and reduces the chances of necrosis.  The majority of clients experience very minimal discomfort.

The treatment time may vary based on the number of injections needed.  On average, treatments take about 15-30 minutes.  Clients can return to regular activities once the procedure is completed.  There is little to no downtime.  Clients will be required to wear compression socks after completing this procedure.


After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results.  In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.

Side Effects/Complications

- Bleeding
- Mild Matting and hyper-pigmentation
- Skin Necrosis