Sclerotherapy of Leg Veins

  • Mary Martini
  • Katherine K. Brown


Sclerotherapy is the injection of a chemical irritant into small and large venous varicosities to create complete destruction of the vessel wall via irreversible endothelial damage and localized thrombosis. The aim is improved hemodynamics, elimination of symptoms, and achievement of an improved aesthetic result.4 Sclerotherapy is a first-line treatment for small intracutaneous varicosities, and is ideally suited for vessels measuring 0.3mm-0.5 mm.


Short Daily Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate Foam Sclerotherapy Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate Reticular Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Martini
    • 1
  • Katherine K. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

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