Sclerotherapy is the ‘gold standard’ procedure used to treat Varicose veins. These are dilated and poorly functioning surface leg veins which can become unsightly. This procedures helps minimize their appearance by injecting a solution into dilated and visible veins in order to cause them to scar on the inside.
How does it work?
Sclerotherapy requires the injection of an agent which produces a permanent vein closure. Once the vein is closed, blood flows to deeper veins and are no longer visible.
Is it safe?
Dr. Pinto has been performing sclerotherapy for over 25 years. His skill and experience make this procedure very safe. As with all medical procedures, a full consultation is required to educate you about all possible, albeit rare, side effects.