Sclerotherapy, “sclero”, is the treatment of choice for the small red and purple veins that accumulate on our thighs and legs. Treatment consists of injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the affected veins. The procedure is done in the office and requires no anesthetic. Several sessions are needed to achieve the best results. Once we get everything we can cleared up with the sclero, we can go after the remaining tiny little guys with a laser. For the injection we use Asclero (polidocanol) or if you prefer, we can use hypertonic saline. It is recommended that you start these treatments in the fall or winter. So don’t wait until its bathing suit weather to think about getting rid of those unattractive red/purple lines.