FAQs

Q:
Does Sclerotherapy hurt?
A:
The fine needle prick is compared to a mosquito bite. Sometimes the solution stings a bit. If a larger vein is treated, the vein can spasm causing a cramping feeling but this resolves after walking for a few minutes.
Q:
Do I need a referral?
A:
We welcome referrals from family doctors, but patients can also just call our clinic at (613) 746-6034 to book their own appointments. You can also send us a note by email to thewillowveinclinic@gmail.com
Q:
Do I need my varicose veins for circulation?
A:
No. These varicose veins are not working properly and their removal will actually improve circulation.
Q:
Will I need these veins for bypass graft surgery?
A:
No. Only healthy veins are used for bypass graft surgery, not varicose veins.
Q:
Can I just have my spider veins treated?
A:
Yes. As long as you don't have any larger varicose veins feeding the spider veins. We will assess you and advise.
Q:
What can I do after my treatment?
A:
All regular and low impact activities including work. Restrictions include high impact activities such as jogging, heavy weight lifting, soccer.
Q:
How many sessions does it take?
A:
Everyone is different and the number of treatments will vary depending on the nature and extent of the problem. We will estimate the number of sessions at your consultation.
Q:
Do they come back?
A:
Once the vein is treated adequately, it will not come back. However, you may have a genetic predisposition to forming varicose veins, so other new veins may appear over time.
Q:
What can I do if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
A:
Conservative treatment with compression socks, leg elevation and walking are the best. Unfortunately we cannot treat you while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Q:
Is it covered by OHIP?
A:
The initial consultation is covered by OHIP. At the consultation, we will estimate the treatment plan and fees.