Sclerotherapy is a treatment for spider veins and varicose veins—veins in the legs that have become stretched and swollen, and in which blood pools. Often this is a cosmetic issue, but varicose veins can also produce aches or fatigue in the legs, and may result in sores, redness, rashes or night cramps. Severe varicose veins can lead to deep vein thrombosis. In sclerotherapy, a vascular surgeon injects a special chemical directly into the varicose vein; the chemical scars the vein, causing it to narrow and thereby preventing blood from pooling.
Temple has a skilled team of vascular surgeons who offer a full range of services for patients with peripheral vascular disease. They have a high degree of experience at performing these procedures and can also help patients decide if sclerotherapy is right for them.