This medical procedure has been in use since the 1930s and uses an injection of solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view. The procedure is simple, relatively inexpensive and is performed in our office.
Treatments are done every 2-3 weeks apart. We ask our patients to wear support stockings for 36 hours after each procedure. Treating these inefficient veins allows the overall vascular system to function more efficiently.