Sclerotherapy is a procedure that is used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy is performed by injecting a solution that is usually of sodium chloride content directly into the varicose vein. This solution then aggravates the lining of the blood vessel, which causes the vessell to swell and solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and bond together, and making the blood clot. Therefore overtime, the blood clot in the vessel will turn into a scar which will then fade away. Sclerotherapy is an effective and successful technique used for the treatment of spider vein and varicose vein removal, and has been used in practice by dermatologists since the 1930’s.

Sclerotherapy is still considered to be the primary treatment used for the removal of spider, varicose, and leg veins of the lower extremities. The reasons patients undergo sclerotherapy are mainly to improve the cosmetic appearance of their skin and to reduce the associated symptoms with the veins such as pain and burning. Sclerotherapy treatments are not as painful as having laser treatment for the removal of veins. The injection of the solution used for schlerotherapy feels like a tiny sting when it is injected. Sclerotherapy is also less costly than laser vein removal. It is important to choose an experienced and certified dermatologist to perform Sclerotherapy for you. Dr. Umar can provide you the best advice and recommendations for your vein problems, and he can effectively remove your veins with the best method for your case. For more information, please contact FineTouch Dermatology clinic in Redondo Beach area of Los Angeles at (310)318-1500 to speak with Dr. Umar about your spider vein or varicose vein removal plan, or visit to learn more about the procedures.