What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment procedure for spider veins and varicose veins. 

Spider veins are smaller vessels that you can easily see on parts of the skin like the legs or face, while varicose veins are large swollen blood vessels in the legs.

When sclerotherapy is injected into the vein, it diminishes the appearance of spider veins and also reduces pains caused by injured veins.

How much does spider vein treatment cost?

Spider vein treatment costs about $350 – $500 per session, according to recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

Additional costs may be added based on the number and method of treatment.

How long after Sclerotherapy do veins disappear?

Spider vein therapy takes about an hour and about 3-4 weeks to disappear. 

After the sclerotherapy solution is injected, the lining of the blood vessel begins to collapse and clots. The blood vessels then turn into scar tissue and begin to fade.

Doctor points out spider veins

What to Avoid after Spider Vein Treatment?

Spider vein treatment side effects can include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Blood clot
  • Bruises or injuries
  • Dark spots on the skin
  • Skin sores

If these symptoms worsen, contact your doctor immediately. Avoid side effects by taking precautions before and after the spider vein therapy.

Before spider vein treatment:

  • Don’t shave or use lotion on your legs.
  • Wear loose and short cloth that exposes your legs.

After spider vein treatment:

  • Get compression stockings to compress blood vessels and aid treatment.
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen for about two days.
  • Avoid hot baths or hot showers; if you need to take a shower, make sure the water is lukewarm, and the soap is mild.
  • Avoid being exposed to sunlight.

Am I a Good Candidate for Spider Vein Treatment?

There are several factors that go into deciding who is an ideal candidate. This treatment is generally geared towards those who are unhappy with their distinct spider veins and would like to erase those marks. This treatment isn’t recommended for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or bedridden. If you have had a blood clot in the past please consult with one of our specialists. Meet with one of our specialists today to see if sclerotherapy is for you. 

Schedule your Spider Vein Treatment Appointment

Do you need a spider vein treatment? Schedule an appointment with the Plastic Surgery Institute in Utah today!

We specialize in surgical and non-surgical procedures. Our team of skilled surgeons will ensure you receive the best service possible. We’re ready to answer any questions you have about spider vein therapy.

We look forward to meeting you.



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