Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins: Effective Treatment


Spider veins are unsightly tiny reddish or purplish clusters of veins and most often involve the legs. While they may not pose a health risk, they can make social situations uncomfortable. Fortunately, this undesirable condition is treatable. The unsightly appearance removed. While lasers are used mostly by those providers who are not experts in sclerotherapy, a more effective means of treatment spider veins is sclerotherapy. For spider veins, this method, when properly employed and by an experience physician, it remains the “Gold Standard” among vein clinics including the Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding California region. Naturally, anyone holding a syringe and injecting a sclerosing solution inside veins is not necessarily doing proper sclerotherapy, in the same manner that anyone holding a camera is not a god photographer!

The Procedure

A sclerotherapy procedure involves the injection of a minuscule amount of chemical sclerosing agents in a selected liquid solution into each spider vein. The intent is to cause chemical injury to the inner lying layer of cells of the target veins, thus producing micro-scarring inside the vein and ablating them chemically. This eradicates the rogue veins. Commonly used sclerosing agents are sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS) and Polidcoanol. Risk of allergic reaction with Polidocanol is extremely low & rare. One treatment should suffice if the spider veins cover only a small area. More may be necessary if the spider veins encompass a larger expanse. Depending upon your tolerance for needle injections, successive treatments can be painful. Your doctor will work with you to minimize any pain or discomfort. Once again, any source of reflux feeder vein that is responsible for the spider veins, must be treated first by other methods.

The Results

Sclerotherapy for spider veins is an effective treatment in the hands of an experienced professional. Using it correctly causes the veins to collapse. The location of the spider veins loses the discoloration and unsightly markings. In the case of larger areas requiring more sessions of treatments. The immediate result may be darkening of skin due to trapped micro volumes of blood. However, this disappears over time, generally totally, leaving you with clear, unblemished surfaces.

Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

If you have unattractive spider veins on any part of your body, consider receiving treatment. While lasers are one form of addressing the problem, the more common and popular approach is to employ sclerotherapy. For spider veins, this may prove to be the most effective and efficient ways of restoring to your skin its usual attractive, smooth quality.