Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into the vein which causes a reaction that destroys
the vessel wall. Sclerosis (hardening) of the vein then results and blood can no longer travel
through it. Eventually the vein disappears.
If you wish to have the treatment performed, please note the following in preparation:
- Do not apply lotion or shave your legs 1 day prior to appointment.
- Bring a pair of shorts, compression stockings, and a loose fitting pair of pants.
- Don’t come on an empty stomach – have something to eat.
For best results, avoid for 3-5 days prior to injection:
Omega 3, Ginseng, Garlic, Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort
Aspirin (unless you are taking it heart or stroke condition)
NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) such as Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen
If you are taking blood thinners, prednisone or steroids, we may be unable to treat.
We cannot treat you if you are pregnant. Let us know if you are breastfeeding.
Spider Veins are considered cosmetic and are not covered by (OHIP).
Avoid high-impact exercises, alcohol and anti-inflammatories (e.g. Advil, aspirin – unless
taken for heart disease) for 24hr
Avoid sun exposure for 2-4 weeks (apply sunscreen)
Avoid hot baths/showers for 7 days
Wear compression stockings for 1-2 weeks (if applicable)