Scleropathy is a medical procedure involving an injection of salt solution into unwanted spider veins.
This solution causes the lining of the blood vessels of the spider veins to collapse and stick together. This causes the blood to clot, and over time the vessel will become scar tissue that is not visible.
When the solution is injected, the patient may experience cramping or slight discomfort – this is normal. The discomfort goes away within one to two minutes. Depending on the number of veins that are being treated, the procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.
Risks and Safety
Patients should avoid over the counter medications leading up to the procedure. Ibuprofen and Aspirin should not be taken 48 – 72 hours before treatment. Driving home after treatment is permitted. Your Regeneris Medical physician will instruct you to wear hosiery or compression stockings to compress the veins. Hot showers and baths should be avoided for 48 hours following treatment.
Results will be visible in 3 – 6 weeks for spider veins, and 3 – 4 months for larger veins.