Aliso Viejo Clinic

26671 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 101
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Ph: 949-425-0321
Fax: 949-425-1204


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Acne Vein Removal
Acne Scar   Sclerotherapy
Active FX - Laser Skin Resurfacing   Laser Vein Removal
Botox Melasma
Chemical Peel Photofacial IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
Fillers Injectable Facial Skin Rejuvenations (Laser Genesis)
  Juvederm Sun Spot, Age Spot, Freckles
  Radiesse Laser Skin Tightening
  Restylane Vibraderm Microdermabrasion
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Laser Hair  





What is sclerotherapy?


Sclerotherapy can be defines as the injecting of a chemical into veins which causes walls of the vessels to collapse leading the destruction of the varicose vein or telangiectasia ( spider vein ).


What is the chemical that is used for injection?


Solutions used for sclerotherapy are divided into three separate categories: 1) detergent , 2) osmotic, and 3) chemical. There are numerous solutions that fall into these three categories. The physician will determine which solution will be best for your particular case.


What are the advantages of sclerotherapy over other treatments for leg veins?


Sclerotherapy is considered less invasive then surgically stripping the veins and more effective than laser treatment for certain types of leg veins. There are some leg veins that will only respond to surgery and some that respond very well to the laser vein treatment. Many physicians consider sclerotherapy the gold standard for treatment of leg veins.


How long do the treatments take?


This depends on the number of veins that need to be treated. Treatments typically take between 30 minutes to 1 hour.


Does the treatment hurt?


Although some patients experience minimal discomfort, we try to minimize the discomfort by using numbing cream and a very small needle.


How many treatments do I need and how often do I need to do it?


Most veins typically require 2 to 4 treatments. Treatments are repeated on a monthly basis.



What are some possible side effects?


Side effects in sclerotherapy are rare when performed by a qualified physician. Some of the possible side effects are the following: 1) hyperpigmentation (darkening) of the skin,  2) hypopigmentation (lightening) of the skin, 3) fat necrosis leading to skin dimpling, 4) tissue necrosis which can lead to scars, 5) bruising, 6) matting, and 7) swelling. Because there are a number of solutions that can be used for sclerotherapy, the above listed are only some of the possible side effects.