Spider Veins & Sclerotherapy

Sarasota Foot Care Center

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Sarasota, FL

Sclerotherapy effectively treats varicose and spider veins. It's often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins, and is a safe treatment option for our patients.


How are spider veins treated?

At Sarasota Foot Care Center, with two convenient locations, the team treats spider veins using a Sclerotherapy injection consisting of Polidocanol 1% solution. 

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.

After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.

It is important to understand that after successful treatment, the condition tends to recurr after 8-12 months and will require consistent treatment to maintain cosmesis. 

After the veins are injected, it is highly recommended to wear compression stockings to complete the treatment plan for a 4 week period to ensure the highest quality results. 

Though this vein treatment is considered to be very safe, you are not a candidate if you are currrently on blood thinner medication or have a history of DVT. 

If the appearance of varicose spider veins are an area of concern, schedule an appointment at Sarasota Foot Care Center today over the phone or book a consultation online.