Sclerotherapy Vein Procedure at Bellava
Sclerotherapy is often the preferred treatment for small varicose and spider veins. Learn how our team can help you regain your beautiful legs.
At Bellava Medaesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center, our board-certified physician, Dr. Donna D’Alessio has successfully performed thousands of leg procedures. In your initial consultation, Dr. Donna D’Alessio will work closely with you to determine if Sclerotherapy alone or in combination with other vein treatments like radiofrequency ablation, varithena or venaseal is the best course of action to restore your legs to your desired state
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution called Asclera directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and gradually fades.
Liquid sclerotherapy delivered by precise injection by our board certified physician, Dr. Donna D’Alessio, is the spider vein treatment method most commonly recommended by vein experts. By injecting tiny amounts of a medication named polidocanol into the targeted spider veins, these veins constrict and eventually disappear entirely. Most patients feel only minimal discomfort, and side effects of the medication itself are quite rare. After wearing compression stockings for a few days, many patients are back to normal with dramatic results.
Get Your Beautiful Legs Back with Sclerotherapy
Effective in as little as 2-4 treatments
Little to no down time
Combinable with other vein procedures
Conducted in a comfortable, luxury medical setting
Frequently asked questions
Who are the best candidates for sclerotherapy?
Before treatment, you will meet with Dr. D’Alessio to determine if you’re a good candidate for sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is often done for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of varicose, spider veins, and can also improve other symptoms in patients such as night cramps, swelling, burning, and aching legs.
What happens during sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure. You’ll enter one of our premier treatment rooms and lie down on your back with your legs slightly elevated. After sanitizing the area to be treated with alcohol, your doctor will use a fine needle to slowly insert the sclerotherapy solution to the vein. The liquid solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to
Does sclerotherapy hurt?
Sclerotherapy is often painless, especially when administered by a board-certified vein expert like Dr. D’Alessio. It’s possible that you may feel minor stinging or cramps when the needle is inserted into the vein. If any solution leaks from the vein into surrounding tissue, some patients may experience brief pain, which is normal in these situations.
What are the expected results?
Treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take six week to a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed. Conservatively, there is about a 50-75% improvement each time. Most patients require 2-4 treatments or a combination with other types of treatment for full results.