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There are Two Types of Sclerotherapy Procedures for Unhealthy Veins

Every year, The Chicago Vein Institute performs more than 1,300 sclerotherapy procedures to reduce the appearance of visible veins. This can be done for medical as well as cosmetic reasons. Sometimes, even though your veins are not a risk to your health, they can be unsightly. If you don’t like seeing them in the mirror, there are people at Chicago Vein Institute who can help you reduce or remove the appearance of these veins.

Sclerotherapy Facts & Info

Benefits of the Sclerotherapy Procedure

Procedures are performed directly in the office, and anesthesia is not required Patients have minimal pain and discomfort. There is no scarring whatsoever to worry about. There is also no downtime, so this is a good choice if people want to improve their bodies without having to take time away from work or family obligations. Nobody has to know that you had a procedure done because there will be no telltale signs of surgery. You won’t have to take time off of work, either.

Sclerotherapy can be performed with any skin type and complexion.

Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy

Our doppler ultrasound servers a purpose in this procedure, as well.

Doctors use an ultrasound and fine gauge needle to inject a small amount of special solution into the affected veins. This allows us to target problem veins with great precision.

The injectable substance causes the vein(s) to collapse.

Surface Sclerotherapy

This alternative is often used to eliminate spider veins. Like ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy procedures, a very small needle is used to inject a solution that targets the unhealthy veins, and they will eventually disappear. If you’re thinking about Chicago-area options to treat unhealthy veins, contact us today to find out more about both of these solutions. We look forward to helping you find an appropriate solution.

Procedure and Recovery Timeline

After three to five sessions (on average), problem veins will be collapsed and begin disappearing. Over a period of about three to six months, the treated veins will completely disappear from view.

This intervention may be recommended for people with poor circulation because it shifts blood flow to healthy veins, however, it is often chosen simply for cosmetic reasons as well.


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Chicago Vein Institute is a practice solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. The experts at CVI perform the latest and most effective treatments for painful varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein-related disorders. CVI offers minimally invasive treatment options, including Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, Surface Sclerotherapy, Elastic Compression Stockings and wound care for venous ulcers, performing more than 11,000 vein-related procedures annually. Same-Day appointments and multi-lingual team members standing by to assist.