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Has your vein specialist in Houston advised you to consider sclerotherapy treatment for your spider or varicose veins? If so, then you may have questions about the way that this procedure works and how it affects veins.

There are very few side effects associated with vein treatment. The most common of these include mild bruising or discoloration, tenderness, or discomfort around the treated vein. The risk of serious complications during your procedure is less than 1%.

Sclerotherapy is a vein treatment that involves the injection of a solution into varicose or spider veins. The solution is formulated to irritate the walls of the vein and eventually cause it to close and fade away. Sclerotherapy is most effective on veins that are small and near to the surface of the skin. Patients often wonder if sclerotherapy will negatively impact their blood circulation. Once the treated vein closes, blood will be redirected to healthy veins in your legs, promoting better circulation.