Sclerotherapy treats spider veins in the following way: when the medicine is injected into the vein, it damages the inner lining of the vein, causing the vein to close down. When a small vein is closed down completely, the body absorbs the vein and it disappears. This process can take several weeks to several months, and sometimes the spider vein requires more than one injection. That is why I tell my patients to remember the three “P”s of treating spider veins: Patience: it can take several months for the veins to fade away; Persistence: its can take several treatment sessions for some stubborn veins to close down, you have to stay with it; Payment: spider vein eradication can be expensive, ranging from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars, depending on the amount of veins.

Sclerotherapy procedure performed by VEINatlanta