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What is cryo-sclerotherapy?

Traditional sclerotherapy is an injection into a spider vein or small varicose vein to cause it to close. Cryo-sclerotherapy uses a cooling device during the procedure to reduce pain.

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The conventional treatment for varicose veins is effective but uncomfortable. In this video, vein specialist Luis Navarro, MD, describes cryo-sclerotherapy and explains why it is an improvement.

Cryo-sclerotherapy is a procedure where a physician injects the varicose vein with a solution that causes the vein to scar and close. Within a few weeks, the vein will fade, although sometimes it will require multiple injections.

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