Sclerotherapy is well recognized in dermatology as the “gold standard” for the treatment of varicose veins of both the legs and the face. Sclerotherapy involves injecting concentrated salt, salt & sugar water, and occasionally other solutions into the vein through the use of very small, fine needles. The solution then irritates the walls of the veins and causes them to stick together and collapse. Small cotton swabs and tape are used to cause compression at the injection site, which minimizes bruising. It is minimally painful and rarely leaves scars. Veins that are too small for sclerotherapy injections are then treated with a laser suited for blood vessels.
Sclerotherapy can be performed at Casas Plastic Surgery and Medispa located in Highland Park, IL, (847) 432-1400.