SclerotherapyYou look and feel your best when your skin appears young and healthy. The emergence of varicose and spider veins, can cause physical discomfort and make you feel self-conscious and insecure. They are caused by many factors including heredity, age, weight, and extended time spent standing or sitting. These dark blue, purple, and red veins may be large and protrude (varicose veins) or appear small and thin (spider veins).

If you think you may be suffering from varicose veins and/or spider veins, Advanced Vein Therapy (AVT) in Boise has highly effective, FDA approved treatments—like Sclerotherapy—designed to give you back your confidence. We perform our procedures in-office for your comfort and convenience, and our goal is to eliminate the appearance of varicose and spider veins so you can love your legs again.


Watch how the Interventional Radiologists at AVT perform Sclerotherapy on a patient’s leg vein.

What is Sclerotherapy?

If you have spider veins, there is good news. Breakthroughs in science and medicine have lead to the development of treatments that makes diminishing or eliminating spider veins and varicose veins possible. At Advanced Vein Therapy in Boise, we provide Sclerotherapy treatment, which is one of the most effective options currently available.

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment designed to address spider veins. It involves injecting a sterile, foamy solution into the affected vein with a fine needle. The irritation caused by the solution pushing through the spider vein causes them to shrink. While immediate results are visible, it typically takes multiple treatments before the affected vein closes and the blood is rerouted. Once the body reroutes blood to healthier veins, the spider vein disappears.

Sclerotherapy offers a simple and easy way to regain healthy, youthful looking skin.

Does Sclerotherapy hurt?

Sclerotherapy is a comfortable, non-invasive procedure that allows patients to immediately return to their normal daily life after each treatment is done. In some cases, a light stinging sensation may be felt during the initial injection, however, the vein is extremely small, so for many little can be felt. A mild burning sensation can also occur while the foam is being injected, but it typically only lasts for a matter of seconds.

Similar, after the procedure has been completed, minor aching may be experienced in the affected vein, however most patients are up and walking immediately and report feeling nothing.

Sclerotherapy offers patients seeking relief from the discomfort and embarrassment of varicose veins, a comfortable and highly effective solution to their condition.

How long before I have results?

We will share a video of your procedure with you prior to treatment. Most patients report noticing a difference a few weeks after their first treatment, however results vary person to person. A typical case of varicose veins requires two to four Sclerotherapy treatments in order to receive the full effects of the procedure. If there are a large number of veins or the veins are larger than average, more treatments may be required.

What can I expect when I go in for treatment?

Treatment for Sclerotherapy is conducted in the Advanced Vein Therapy office during office hours. It typically takes somewhere between 30 to 60 minutes, with little to no recovery time required upon completion. The average patient can resume normal activity immediately after treatment, however compression stocking are required for two weeks post-injection for best results. And while we highly recommend walking after the procedure, high impact activities should be avoided for approximately two weeks.

In some cases, patients experience tenderness and bruising around the injection site that can last anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Tylenol is recommended for any discomfort that may be experienced.

Your choice for Boise Sclerotherapy treatment

Take the first step toward regaining healthy, youthful looking skin today. Advanced Vein Therapy offers highly effective treatments for varicose and spider veins. Our professionals are eager to answer all of your questions regarding spider vein treatments and can walk you through your insurance and payment options before your first visit. During your initial visit, our doctors will meet with you and come up with a treatment plan that fits your goals and meets your personal needs.

At Advanced Vein Therapy, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best care and are determined to give you back your confidence and help you feel comfortable in your skin again.