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Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins


Sclerotherapy has been the standard of care for the treatment of spider veins and small varicose veins for many years.

What Is Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a “sclerosing” solution into the affected vessel. The solution causes an inflammatory response in the lining of the vessel, which swells and eventually closes the vein. Sotradecol® and Asclera™ are the only medications currently approved by the FDA for treating spider veins and are the only medications used at North Shore Vascular.

Sclerotherapy treatment is a relatively non-invasive procedure but still requires proper preparation such as taking the patient’s medical history, conducting a physical exam and assessing the leg(s). The treatment is done in the office and requires no anesthesia. Typically, patients experience very little, if any, discomfort. Patients see best results from sclerotherapy after 3-4 months. Depending on results and reaction to the initial treatment, additional treatment sessions may be required.

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The North Shore Vascular Difference

You want to have confidence in your doctor, and you want the treatment done correctly and effectively the first time. The expertise of our certified specialists and quality of care are reflected in the results we achieve. If you are seeking sclerotherapy in Chicago, North Shore Vascular continues to stand above other area vein treatment facilities for several reasons:

  • As an ABMS-certified vascular surgeon and a leader in his field, Dr. Golan has the ability to provide a full range of vascular treatments including EVLT, microphlebectomy and sclerotherapy.
  • North Shore Vascular treats the condition or health issue causing the spider or varicose veins, not only the symptom.
  • Dr. Golan is considered one of the foremost experts in EVLT and varicose vein treatment. He was one of the first vascular surgeons in the Chicago area to the learn the EVLT procedure and has now performed more than 5,000 laser vein procedures. He is an attending physician at NorthShore University HealthSystem and is a Senior Clinician Educator at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
  • Vein clinics are often national or local franchises that are typically not staffed with board-certified vascular surgeons. They employ other types of physicians and call them “vein specialists.” At North Shore Vascular, we offer the best of the best: a board-certified vascular surgeon, a board-certified physician assistant and an ICAVL nationally certified lab that meets the same criteria as hospital-based labs.

If you need vein treatment, you can be confident that you’re in the best hands when choosing the experienced specialists at North Shore Vascular. If you have further questions about sclerotherapy cost or treatment, call or complete our brief contact form to request an appointment today.

3 months after sclerotherapy treatment