How does Leg Vein Removal work?

Sclerotherapy is the standard medical treatment for removing leg veins. A liquid medication is placed directly inside the vein using several tiny injections. The solution causes the walls of the vein to become irritated and stick together. By using a bandage or a fitted leg compression stocking, the vein walls can be squeezed together. A small blood clot will then form inside the vein itself, sealing it off so that blood no longer can flow through it. The closed vein is broken down over several months and reabsorbed by the body through a natural process until it is no longer as visible. These veins are not necessary for proper circulation, thus their absence is not harmful to the body.

How is Leg Vein Removal administered?

More than one treatment is usually necessary. The actual number of treatments needed depends on the type, size and location of the veins to be treated, and how long they have been present.