Surface sclerotherapy is a non-invasive treatment that is used to treat spider and reticular veins, which are small, visible blood vessels that can appear on the surface of the skin. These veins are typically not dangerous, but they can be unsightly and cause discomfort for some patients.
The procedure involves injecting a sclerosant medication, a solution that irritates the vein walls, into the problematic veins. This causes the veins to swell and eventually seal off blood flow. Over time, the treated veins are naturally absorbed by the body and fade away.