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Sclerotherapy

Vein Treatment located in St. John's County, St. Augustine, FL

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Sclerotherapy services offered in St. John's County, St. Augustine, FL


If you hide your legs because of embarrassing spider veins or bulging varicose veins, it may be time to consider nonsurgical sclerotherapy. To destroy damaged veins and enhance the appearance of your legs, Fawzi Farha, MD, offers sclerotherapy on an outpatient basis at One Vein Clinic. Dr. Farha uses prescription Varithena® microfoam to close off damaged veins and improve blood circulation throughout your legs. To find out if you’re a candidate for sclerotherapy, call the office in Augustine, Florida, or book an appointment online today.

Sclerotherapy Q&A

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure to treat unsightly or painful spider veins or varicose veins.

These damaged, enlarged veins develop due to poor circulation in the veins of your legs. You might also develop varicose veins or spider veins if the vein valves become weak and can no longer keep blood flowing in one direction.

If blood flows backwards, it can pool in the vein and cause an enlargement. Spider veins don’t grow as large or twisted as varicose veins, but they can still cause discomfort and affect how you feel about the appearance of your legs.

How does sclerotherapy work?

Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a chemical agent into the damaged vein. The chemical irritates the vein and eventually causes it to collapse.

Blood from the treated vessels naturally moves into nearby, healthy veins. After the treated vein collapses, your body absorbs it without further treatment.

Dr. Farha uses Varithena®, a prescription microfoam, to close damaged veins and improve blood circulation in your legs. He can often achieve your desired results after just one treatment but some larger veins may need additional injections to fully collapse.

What can I expect during sclerotherapy treatment?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that One Vein Clinic provides in-office on an outpatient basis.

During your treatment, Dr. Farha provides a local anesthetic to numb the injection site. He uses a fine needle to inject precise amounts of Varithena microfoam into the damaged vein. If you have more than one damaged vein, he can treat them all during the same appointment.

After your treatment is complete, you can go back to your usual routine. It’s important that you walk around often and wear compression socks for two weeks or longer to prevent blood clots and other complications.

It can take up to six weeks to see the full benefit of sclerotherapy for spider veins and up to four months to see the results of varicose vein treatment. While it’s possible to develop new spider veins and varicose veins after treatment, continuing to wear compression socks and get daily exercise can lower your risk for additional vein damage.

To find out if sclerotherapy is right for you, call One Vein Clinic or book an appointment online today.