Sclerotherapy injection treatment

Varicose veins are present in many people and are completely harmless, but are perceived by many as unsightly. Varicose veins are spider-like, dilated blood vessels in the outermost layer of the skin.


Contributing causes of varicose veins can be hormonal changes, pregnancy, obesity or varicose veins.

How the treatment works

We start with an examination / consultation where we go through your problems and look at the vessels that you want to have treated. If we believe that you can be helped by the injection treatment, we will make a plan for your treatment together. At the time of treatment, Aetoxysclerol is injected into the affected vessels. The injection irritates the vessel walls and causes them to contract. When the flow in the vessels stops, it will shrink and disappear. The injection is done with a very thin needle inserted into the vessel to be treated. The injection itself is not painful but it may sting slightly.External compression, support stockings and an elastic bandage help to increase effectiveness. The treatment takes about 30 minutes. Often several treatments may be needed to achieve the desired result, depending on your original condition. In some cases, single treatments may be sufficient. The treatment can be repeated after 8 weeks.

What to think about after treatment

You are advised to rest from exercise for three days after the injection. Do not expose the treated area to the sun for two weeks after the treatment as this may cause discoloration of the skin.Feel free to wear support stockings for the first week after treatment. The veins may become more prominent immediately after treatment and vary in color from red, to blue, then brown and finally fade away within 6-8 weeks. There is no guarantee that all the vessels will disappear and the formation of new veins may occur if you have a hereditary predisposition. In some people, the injections may need to be repeated every few years, although the duration of the treatment is generally long. For best results, sclerotherapy should be maintained as needed in each individual.


  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Allergy to Lauromacrogol 400
  • Diabetes
  • Treatment with blood thinners
Kristina Budin, Leg. nurse performs Sclerotherapy to superficial blood vessels on the legs

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