What Is Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment, Is It Effective?

January 27, 2021

Varicose Veins are a common side-effect of the ageing process and genetics. Visible leg veins can appear in some people, predominantly women, which are painful and aesthetically displeasing. With Me Clinic’s options for vein treatment, patients can be treated for these problematic veins confidently.

Of the primary options for treating varicose veins, Sclerotherapy, is one of the most popular. It is, however only appropriate for veins that are at a certain stage. Read on to find out what this process involves, how effective it can be and whether or not it may help you.

Varicose vein treatment Melbourne with Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is the commonly recommended treatment when people are dealing with smaller accessory veins. This is somewhat of a preventative process as it works to stop the deterioration of the veins. When considering vein treatment, patients must consider Sclerotherapy before veins grow and bulge, which eventually becoming varicose veins.

Known as the most effective treatment for leg veins, Sclerotherapy involves a solution injected into the vein to replace the blood. This causes a natural healing process, shrinking the vein to the point where it will disappear.

What should be expected as part of the treatment?

Sclerotherapy is a relatively simple procedure that requires very little downtime. Some bruising can be expected, and veins may temporarily look worse before they look better. This is all normal as is some tenderness and redness after the treatment.

We recommend walking after treatment rather than sitting down to reduce the soreness, and an oral anti-inflammatory agent can help this even further. Walking up to 30 minutes a day is highly recommended, and you should be fine to continue on with your normal activities. Vigorous exercise should be avoided in the first 24 hours as should long car or plane trips.


This 60 year old had extensive Spider Veins and Varicose Veins to both her legs.


Sclerotherapy treated virtually all her varicose veins and a YAG Laser treatment eliminated her Spider veins. The patient was extremely pleased with her results.

Varicose Veins often appear as we age, Sclerotherapy is one way to prevent them from becoming troublesome.

Poor results following Sclerotherapy

In cases where Sclerotherapy has been less-than-effective, many people find that it is the result of any of the following:

  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Ineffective closure of the of offending veins
  • Not wearing the support hosiery post treatment.
  • Fast development of new veins, genetically related.
  • New veins develop with time irrespective of treatment method.
  • Veins often look worse before they look better.

You can avoid this by trusting the skilled experts at Me Clinic who have many years of experience dealing with this situation. By putting a significant emphasis on doctor-patient communication and the correct follow up protocols, our team will ensure that Sclerotherapy is not only the right solution for your situation, but it is also performed correctly.


This 52 year old lady had protruding Varicose Veins on her legs.


After extensive Sclerotherapy treatments all the unsightly veins were treated.

Sclerotherapy is a relatively simple procedure that requires very little downtime. Speak to Me Clinic to see if it is suitable for you.

Finding out if Sclerotherapy is the best vein treatment for you

There are a few options when it comes to dealing with varicose veins. The best path forward is usually determined by the severity of your veins and a consultation with the expert team at Me Clinic Melbourne will uncover this.

Our experts will assess the severity of your veins, then recommend and explain everything involved for the best treatment for you. We will ensure you are aware of any potential downtime, along with other important information so you can avoid the discomfort caused by varicose veins. Take care of your body and avoid any discomfort or unsightly veins by booking a consultation with the expert team at Me Clinic today, we’ll take care of you!

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