How long does it take for Sclerotherapy to work?

I hade sclerotherapy yesterday, but I can still see a few of the veins that were treated. How long until all the veins disappear?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (9)


Answered by Estea Laser & Cosmetic Center - Long Beach

Sclerotherapy is a process: first, we cause inflammation (phlebitis), often associated with blood clot within the veins (thrombosis). The body will recognize that the veins have no flow within them and start absorbing them. There are often multiple sessions needed for complete elimination of the spider and reticular veins. We tell our patients that the veins will look worse first, but are expected to disappear over time. Small spider veins may need laser vein removal later.

Published on Oct 02, 2018

Answered by Estea Laser & Cosmetic Center - Long Beach (View Profile)

Sclerotherapy is a process: first, we cause inflammation (phlebitis), often associated with blood clot within the veins (thrombosis). The body will recognize that the veins have no flow within them and start absorbing them. There are often multiple sessions needed for complete elimination of the spider and reticular veins. We tell our patients that the veins will look worse first, but are expected to disappear over time. Small spider veins may need laser vein removal later.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Sclerotherapy is a process and may require multiple treatments. Most of my patients take an average of 3 to 5 treatments to resolve the veins. I schedule the treatments 6 weeks apart and tell patients that some veins will resolve within 2-3 weeks, some will resolve over 6 weeks, and some will require additional treatments.

Published on Aug 23, 2010

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Sclerotherapy is a process and may require multiple treatments. Most of my patients take an average of 3 to 5 treatments to resolve the veins. I schedule the treatments 6 weeks apart and tell patients that some veins will resolve within 2-3 weeks, some will resolve over 6 weeks, and some will require additional treatments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Laser Vein Center

It is quite variable from patient to patient and from vein to vein. Most of the times takes at least 3-4 weeks before some results can be appreciated, however could go as long as 3 months.before improvement can be noticeable. Some go away right away some look worse and slowly fade. It rarely is done in one treatment.

Published on Apr 02, 2010

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

It is quite variable from patient to patient and from vein to vein. Most of the times takes at least 3-4 weeks before some results can be appreciated, however could go as long as 3 months.before improvement can be noticeable. Some go away right away some look worse and slowly fade. It rarely is done in one treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Miller Vein

Usually the veins that are going to fade will do so in a few weeks. Those that haven't faded will need to be retreated (delay by at least 4 weeks). The typical patient requires 3 - 6 treatment session to obtain good results.

Published on Mar 25, 2010

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Answered by Miller Vein

Usually the veins that are going to fade will do so in a few weeks. Those that haven't faded will need to be retreated (delay by at least 4 weeks). The typical patient requires 3 - 6 treatment session to obtain good results.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by VeinSolutions - Edina

It could take up to six weeks for you to see results after each treatment. In addition to that, it takes most patients an average of four to six treatments before they see the results they ultimately want. So, you will need to be patient, it is not an instant solution.

Published on Mar 24, 2010

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Answered by VeinSolutions - Edina

It could take up to six weeks for you to see results after each treatment. In addition to that, it takes most patients an average of four to six treatments before they see the results they ultimately want. So, you will need to be patient, it is not an instant solution.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Usually 6-8 weeks and some pigmentation can take longer to resolve.

Published on Mar 19, 2010

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Usually 6-8 weeks and some pigmentation can take longer to resolve.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Heart and Vein Center

It is quite variable from patient to patient and from vein to vein. Most of the times takes at least 3-4 weeks before some results can be appreciated, however could go as long as 3 months.before improvement can be noticeable.

Published on Mar 18, 2010

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

It is quite variable from patient to patient and from vein to vein. Most of the times takes at least 3-4 weeks before some results can be appreciated, however could go as long as 3 months.before improvement can be noticeable.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

May need more than one treatment. Give it at least 3-4 weeks before evaluating it.

Published on Mar 18, 2010

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

May need more than one treatment. Give it at least 3-4 weeks before evaluating it.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale

Thanks for your question. You should refer your question to the doctor who did the work.

Published on Mar 18, 2010

Answered by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

Thanks for your question. You should refer your question to the doctor who did the work.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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