Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure for the treatment of unwanted leg veins. Using a very fine needle, the physician injects an irritant solution “sclerosing agent” into the veins causing them to contract and eventually disappear. Over time, the treated vessel scars, then disappears. Shrinking the veins with sclerotherapy is an effective way to eliminate spider veins and small varicose veins.
What to Expect During Sclerotherapy Procedure
During the procedure, Dr. Lee will insert a tiny needle into each problematic vein and inject a liquid or foam Sclerosant solution. As the solution is being injected, you may experience a slight pinch and then a feeling of burning or tingling that is short lived. Following the injection, the area will be massaged to prevent blood from re-entering the vein. Some Sclerotherapy treatments require the patient to wear a compression stocking until the area is completely healed from the procedure. It is not uncommon to experience some tenderness or bruising at the site of the injection but not much else.
Possible Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment Side Effects
- Bruising and Redness
- Pain Near Injection Site
- Allergic Reaction to Solution
- Burning Sensation in the Vein
- Changes to skin Color
- Headache and Nausea
Doohi Lee, MD Vein Experience
Starting in 2005, Dr. Doohi Lee become one of the first vein doctors in the DFW area to be board certified to treat Vein Disease. He has the following American Board Certifications that make him an expert at diagnosing and treating all types of vein conditions;
- Radiology – Interventional Radiologist
- Vein and Lymphatic Disease – Vein Surgeon
- Laser Medicine and Surgery – Laser Surgeon
- Regenerative Medicine – Surgeon
Dr. Lee’s skills are internationally recognized and he spends considerable time educating and training other medical professionals on advanced vein surgery procedures. He practices and teaches minimally invasive, no-scar techniques for vein ablation, along with sclerotherapy and external laser procedures that result in healthy and beautiful legs.