Vein Clinic

Our vein clinic offers treatments for spider veins and varicose veins. We can help you with the unwanted side effects, which include leg swelling, aches, feeling tired, and the overall appearance. The techniques and technologies used for the treatment of the unwanted blood vessels will vary dependent on the type of the vessels, disease process involved, and your personal choice.


What are the treatment options?

Compression stockings can be purchased at our clinic and should be worn constantly to relieve pain and prevent the condition from getting worse.

Besides, there are other different procedures to treat varicose veins. Endoscopic vein surgery, phlebectomy and vein stripping & ligation are surgeries to remove or close the problematic veins. In our clinic, we mainly treat vein problems with the following minimally invasive procedures:

  • Smaller unwanted blood vessels on the face: broadband laser (BBL) and vascular laser (Nd:YAG) ablation procedures
  • Medium to large sized vessels, reticular and spider veins: often treated with injection sclerotherapy. This involves injecting a sclerosing solution or foam into the affected vein, usually followed by compression with a compressive stocking, causing the treated vessels to collapse and to scar-up, becoming invisible.

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment used to treat varicose and spider veins. The procedure involves the injection of a solution directly into the affected veins, causing them to shrink and eventually disappear. Newer variation on the technique is to create a foam using sclerosant solution and either CO2 gas or air, and to inject this foam. Foam sclerotherapy is more effective and uses less sclerosant solution.

We use an effective combination of ultrasound and foam to treat varicose veins (as shown in the following diagram):

Endovenous foam Treatment. When injected inside a vein, the micro foam displaces the blood creating better contact with the vein wall. Sclerosant seals off the varicose veins.
  1. Varicose vein is located with ultrasound.
  2. Catheter is inserted into the vein.
  3. Foam infused causing the vein to contract.
  4. Closed vein following treatment.

Before and After of Varicose Veins Treatment

varicose veins

* Individual results may vary.

Dr. Pinkhasik is a phlebologist and he will be able to assess and treat your vein conditions. Vein consultation/assessment requires your family doctor’s or clinic’s referral.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins in the legs usually result from weak or damaged valves in the veins. Learn more about varicose veins here.

How Does Sclerotherapy Procedure Work?

The procedure uses a very fine, thin needle to inject a sterile sclerosing solution into the small veins. When the sclerosing solution is injected directly into the spider or varicose veins, it irritates the lining of vein, which causes it to swell and to stick together. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.

How Is Sclerotherapy Procedure Performed?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. Using a very fine needle, the doctor will inject the vein-sclerosing solution into the varicose and spider veins. As the procedure continues, you will feel small needle sticks and possibly a mild burning sensation. The number of veins treated in one session varies, and depends on the size and location of the veins. The procedure is usually completed within 45 minutes. Immediately after your sclerotherapy session, we advise you to walk for at least 30 minutes, wearing your compression hosiery, in order to flush the blood that may be pooling in your leg veins. This will increase the chances of successful outcome of your procedure.

Is This Procedure Painful?

There is usually minimal or no discomfort at all during the treatment.

What Can I Expect After Sclerotherapy?

Your legs will be wrapped in compression bandage or stockings, and usually can be removed later. You can return to normal activities within 24-48 hours.

Are Follow-up Visits Needed?

We would like to see you for a follow-up visit 2 weeks following sclerotherapy. At that time we examine your veins for superficial clots that may need to be drained for best cosmetic results. This visit also gives you a chance to discuss any side effects or concerns you may have following your procedure.