Used commonly for spider veins and small varicose veins, Sclerotherapy is considered by Phlebotomists to be the most effective treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. This treatment eliminates the uncomfortable veins by injecting a small volume of liquid (a salt based solution), under the guidance of an ultrasound, directly into the diseased vein which irritates the lining of the blood vessel. Eventually the vessel dries out and turns into scar tissue that is absorbed by the body. Desired results require 3-5 treatments on average and the veins disappear gradually over the 3-5 months following the procedure. Sclerotherapy produces excellent cosmetic results while improving circulation and blood flow.