Sclerotherapy involves tiny injection of a solution directly into the varicose veins. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell, stick together, and eventually be safely absorbed by the body. Sclero is the gold standard for treating larger veins, and is sometimes combined with laser therapy for optimum results.

 Sclerotherapy in Ethnic Skin: Sclerotherapy is very safe and effective in individuals with ethnic skin. The main caution is that significant discoloration may occur around the treated veins. Occasionally hard bumps and nodules may form in the larger treated veins. It is for this reason that I suggest sclerotherapy procedures be performed only during the winter months. If that is not an option for you, give at least 8 weeks down time after the sclerotherapy.