Since sclerotherapy involves your veins and blood flow, certain people aren’t eligible for treatment. These include pregnant women or patients who have a prior history of blood clots, though, depending on your unique blood clot you may still be medically cleared.
Additionally, patients who take aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory medications daily aren’t eligible for this treatment unless their prescribing physician gives them the okay to temporarily stop the medications before their session.
Finally, while we want to treat all spider veins and varicose veins that our patients want to erase, we do face limitations. Veins that could be considered to use for a potential future heart bypass surgery can’t be treated via injections for sclerotherapy. Varicose veins must also be treated, at times, with ultrasound guidance and would be best seen by a vascular surgeon prior to treatment.