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How Long Does Sclerotherapy Take?

If you’re living with visible spider veins on your legs, there is a solution. Sclerotherapy is a safe, minimally-invasive procedure that can drastically improve the appearance of spider veins. The treatment is performed in the comfort and convenience of our Kansas City vein center and takes less than 40 minutes to complete, so it’s a great option if you lead a busy lifestyle.

Before & After Photo Gallery

*Individual Results May Vary

Real Patients. Real Results. View before & after images of vein and cosmetic procedures in our photo gallery.

How Sclerotherapy Works

Unlike many vein treatment centers, our board-certified vascular surgeon provides all spider vein treatment himself, ensuring the best possible cosmetic and  medical results! Your first treatment with us is considered an “extended” treatment of about 40 minutes, where Dr. Schwartz will be able to inject a decent amount of spider veins during that time.  Our follow-up sclerotherapy treatment sessions last approximately 20 minutes.

Upon sterilizing the injection site, Dr. Schwartz will inject a special solution directly into your problematic spider veins through a tiny needle. The goal is for the chemicals to irritate the lining of the blood vessels and cause them to collapse and stick together. Over time, the blood in the collapsed vessel will clot and cause the vessel to turn into scar tissues. Eventually, the scar tissues will disappear.

Sclerotherapy doesn’t come with any downtime, meaning you can resume work and your daily activities right away. We will, however, ask you to adhere to our specific post-treatment instructions. These will include waiting at least a week or so before resuming heavy lifting or vigorous exercising. A modified, less intense workout is encouraged. It’s important to note that results are not instant, and we often tell our sclerotherapy patients that their spider veins will look worse before they look better for the first two weeks following treatment.  The treated spider veins will begin to fade about four to six weeks post-treatment, which is why we wait six weeks before repeating sclerotherapy injections on any remaining veins. Larger clusters of veins will take multiple treatments to completely eliminate them.

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Good Candidates for Sclerotherapy 

If you’re bothered by or embarrassed by your spider veins, sclerotherapy can help. If you choose to move forward with this treatment, however, you need to have realistic expectations and understand that sclerotherapy will not prevent the formation of new veins, but there is nothing else as effective in eliminating existing spider veins!

Sclerotherapy Results

Most spider vein patients are thrilled with the improved cosmetic appearance of their legs – many even comment that their legs look years younger and that they are wearing shorts or skirts again for the first time in years!  It’s a great way to feel more confident in your skin and enhance your overall quality of life.


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for sclerotherapy, schedule a free vein screening at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier vein treatment center can improve your condition.

Premier Vein & Body by Shwartz is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects.  The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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