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Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for varicose and spider veins. It involves injecting a solution into the vein, causing it to scar, and rerouting blood to healthier veins. The treated veins then collapse and are reabsorbed into nearby tissue and fade. Results can be seen within a few weeks, but multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results. LEARN MORE ›

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Sclerotherapy in Miami, FL

I had upper and lower legs done by Dr. Leyda Bowes in Miami a week ago and I can already see a big improvement. I'm still healing, but the small spots and discolorations seem to be diminishing every day. Let's hope they all go away. The doctor had me use Jobst compression thigh highs, 20... READ MORE

Overall a Great Experience-pleased with Results - Portland, OR

Couldn't stand looking at my spider veins another day READ MORE

Soooooo Worth It! - Gurnee, IL

I've had spider veins for the past 15 year or more. I can't remember exactly how old I was when they really first started showing up, but I think I was in my mid 20's. In the past I haven't had the best results & did not seek treatment for a while. Two years ago I started... READ MORE

Had Scleratherapy Yesterday - Buffalo, NY

I finally did it! My dermatologist offered it and the price seemed reasonable ($100 for one leg or vial-my insurance doesn't cover this procedure). The reason: I was tired of applying concealer to MY LEGS. My spider veins aren't that bad (a good tan covers most of them). But... READ MORE

Sclerotherapy and Wounds - Los Gatos, CA

I had many spider veins. The doctor used the solution injected into my veins and several of the vein clusters exploded leaving wounds. I wasn't told this might happen and not knowing what to do I put neosporin on the wounds and now have several scarred holes in my legs. READ MORE

Sclerotherapy Not Worth It! Possibly Created a Few New Broken Capillaries :( - Sydney, Australia

Involves injecting saline solution into your spider veins and broken capillaries, i got this done on my legs and a little on my face. im 27 but i just wanted to get rid of these things as they just keep getting worse. the one on my face she was getting no results with sclerotherapy so she... READ MORE

Practically Painless Sclerotherapy - Laguna Niguel, CA

I have been plagued with tiny broken capillaries since I was a teenager. While they do not totally disappear, they are treatable and will diminish with regular treatments. Dr. K has been treating me successfully for years now. So if you are thinking of trying this, she is the person to see. READ MORE

Pretty Good Results - Bethesda, MD

I've had two sessions of the sclerotherapy on a small area of my leg. After the first session the patch was reduced about 50 percent and after the second treatment is up to about 80 percent gone. Took a couple weeks after each procedure to see results, and the patch initially got darker... READ MORE

Veins Are Gone, but Others Keep Showing Up - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

This procedure is a lot more costly in the US but I had it done successfully in the Dominican Republic where I lived at the time and the results were satisfactory. Before starting the Dr. had me take an ultrasound to see what was causing my varicose veins and it appeared that I have "venous... READ MORE

Sclerotherapy - Encinitas, CA

Well worth the money if you see trained doctor. I have had 6 treatments over the last 30 years with great results. I wear shorts most of the year and am so grateful for this awesome treatment. READ MORE

Spider Veins Are Gone! - Irvine, CA

I have been dealing with stubborn spider veins for a long time. Several doctors have treated them in the past-- they never got better and I was frustrated. She performed an ultrasound and found that I had sapenous vein disease. She treated it with a laser treatment then treated my spider... READ MORE

I've Had It on a Few Occasions, I Am Very Pleased with the Outcome...

I have had no negative experience with this procedure. I've had it done 3 times, different places of course and none of the veins we did this to have had any further problems READ MORE

Not Worth It - May Have Made It Worse

I've had spider veins since I was a teenager. Sadly, they probably are just inherited (I've never been overweight or pregnant)- my mom has them and my father had them. I wanted to treat just the topical small spider veins as the medium blue veins' appearance didn't really bother... READ MORE

Been Loving Sclerotherapy for 12+ Years

I've been enjoying the results of Sclerotherapy for over 12 years; mainly as maintenance to get rid of spider veins that crop up from time to time. First session was the longest (about an hour) rest have been about 15-20 minutes depending what new ones have cropped up. All total-about 5-8... READ MORE

No Results After 3 Sclerotherapy Sessions

I had 3 sessions on my legs. I see no results and now my left leg is in constant pain and my thigh is swollen. READ MORE

Saline Sclerotherapy Was Ineffective and Painful

It really hurt to the point where I was in tears ( this is not normal for me) and afterward the doctor never said that I should wear compression stockings which I understand is normal procedure. It really wasn't effective either. I've had much better luck and less pain with laser therapy from... READ MORE

Schlerotherapy Worked for Me

I had spider veins on my ankles and lower legs and a few just above the knee. They would probably have been considered mild in severity. I had them injected and the results have been good. Not every one that was done went away, but the great majority of them did or improved significantly. I... READ MORE

Not for Bigger Veins

Not worth it. My ugly purple veins are coming back quickly in less than a year. It hurts when the blood is trying to come back in the same vein or the one next to it. I am very disappointed.... READ MORE

Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins on Both Legs - Very Little Pain and Soooo Worth It!!

Sclerotherapy perform on both legs (various locations) on August 31, 2009, for spider veins. I chose my doctor after visiting a neighboring plastic surgery clinic and feeling very unsure about their way of performing the procedure. At this other clinic, a nurse (who didn't seem like she... READ MORE

I'm Left with Results Far Worse then my Originally Quarter Size Spider Vein

I simply didn't like the look of the quarter size spider vein on my lateral thigh, just above my knee.The spider vein is pretty much gone but after two months I'm left with a raise brown mark running down my leg which is bumpy like vericose veins and painful when touched.had sclerotherapy 2... READ MORE

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