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What is sclerotherapy?

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It's a treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. During the procedure a solution is injected 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.

From: Skin and Sclerotherapy WebMD Medical Reference

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RadiologyInfo.org: "Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Sclerotherapy."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: "Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Sclerotherapy."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

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