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Our specialists treat varicose veins using techniques that offer better results with smaller entry points. Call 310-481-7545 to learn more about Vein and Vascular Center.

Treatment for:

Varicose, Reticular and Telangiectasia (spider veins)

How it’s done:

Sclerotherapy is performed to help decrease the appearance of spider veins. A microscopic needle is used to inject a sclerosant into each individual vein to make them shrink and become less noticeable. Longer veins can also be injected with a sclerosant and often times foamed. Ultrasound may be used.

Level of anesthesia:

Non-required polydoronol injected (sclerosant)

Risks of procedures:

Most procedures carry a risk, for these venous treatments the risks are minimal. Complications may include allergic reaction, bleeding, blood clots, ulceration, infection, or non-closure of the vein.


You will be required to wear a compression stocking for a week after the procedure, although 3 weeks of compression is preferred.

For more information:

For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our IR physicians, please call the UCLA Varicose Vein Clinic.