Sclerotherapy is a popular and effective treatment for varicose and spider veins. This procedure involves injecting a solution into the affected veins, causing them to collapse and eventually fade away. Utah Valley Dermatology, led by Dr. David Myers, offers state-of-the-art sclerotherapy treatments to help patients achieve healthier and more aesthetically pleasing skin.

What Is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. The treatment involves injecting a sclerosant solution into the veins, causing them to scar and close. Over time, the treated veins are reabsorbed by the body, and blood is rerouted through healthier veins.

Conditions Treated

  • Varicose veins
  • Spider veins
  • Reticular veins

What Happens in Sclerotherapy?

Pre-Procedure Preparations

  • Consultation with a dermatologist to assess eligibility
  • Avoidance of certain medications (e.g., anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • Wearing loose, comfortable clothing

Step-by-Step Procedure

  • The patient lies on their back with their legs slightly raised
  • The treatment area is cleaned and a small needle is used to inject the sclerosant solution into the vein
  • The solution causes the vein to swell and block blood flow
  • Pressure is applied to the area to keep blood out and spread the solution

Post-Procedure Care

  • Walking and moving around to prevent blood clots
  • Wearing compression stockings for one week, 24 hours a day. 
  • Avoiding strenuous exercise and sun exposure for two weeks

What Are the Side Effects of Sclerotherapy?

While sclerotherapy is generally safe, it can have side effects, including:

  • Bruising and swelling
  • Itching and hive-like swelling at the injection site
  • Mild soreness
  • Rare complications like deep vein thrombosis

Finding a Sclerotherapy Provider in Utah

Here at Utah Valley Dermatology, located in Lehi, UT, we are a leading provider of sclerotherapy. Dr. David Myers and his team are dedicated to offering high-quality care and effective treatments.



  • Spider Vein Removal


  • Overall improvement in appearance of legs


  • Series of treatment sessions


If you’re thinking about next steps, get in touch to schedule a consultation.