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Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.
Veins are treated with a chemical to cause them to scar down. The chemical is injected into the vein with a small needle. This is a minor surgical procedure done under local anesthesia. Patients can walk in and out on their own, and many return to work the same day or the next day.