Microsclerotherapy is a medical procedure used for the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins. It involves injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the affected veins, which causes the vein to collapse and be reabsorbed by the body. It is a minimally invasive procedure and is usually done in a doctor‘s office.
The procedure usually takes between 30 and 45 minutes and is performed while the patient is lying on their back. During the procedure, a tiny needle is used to inject the sclerosing solution directly into the vein. The solution causes the vein wall to swell and collapse, which cuts off the blood supply to the vein. Over time, the vein will shrink and eventually be reabsorbed by the body.
Microsclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. It is generally recommended for those with smaller, superficial veins that do not require more invasive treatments. Side effects are minimal and typically include bruising, itching, and mild discomfort.
The results of the procedure are typically visible within a few weeks, and long–term results may take up to a few months. However, repeat treatments may be necessary in order to achieve desired results.