Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy

At Boston Vein Care we have a special interest in sclerotherapy. We have pioneered spider vein treatment protocols that achieve the most enduring and cosmetically successful resolution. Being a physician-led procedure in our vein center in Boston/Wellesley MA and Chelmsford MA, we can use doctor only sclerosing agents like Sodium Tetradecoyle (STD), Polydocanol, Glycerin and much more. To have an extensive list of agents gives us an option of personalizing and choosing the best possible agent suited to individual needs. Our choice of drug for sclerotherapy depends on patient’s history of allergies, size & location of the vein.

We rarely use hypertonic saline as it does not provide long-term treatment for spider veins, can be a very painful procedure and we have witnessed skin ulceration from its use at other practices. Our state of the art infrared visualizing equipment enables us to see up to 7mm under the skin. This helps us to target more spider veins, as well as locate, and treat the feeder veins. Our holistic approach achieves the best possible results to this very common medical problem.