Sclerotherapy is one of the best ways to treat spider veins. Spider veins are those small yet unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles. A number of factors contribute to the development of spider veins, including heredity, pregnancy, weight gain, and occupations that require prolonged sitting or standing.
Today, many doctors are treating spider veins with sclerotherapy. In this simple procedure, veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes the vein to collapse and fade from view. A typical sclerotherapy session is relatively quick, lasting anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. Sclerotherapy will be performed in a outpatient setting and requires no anesthesia. The needles used in Sclerotherapy are fine and the sclerosing solution is so mild that the pain is usually minimal. After each Sclerotherapy sessions the veins will seem lighter. Three or more sessions are usually recommended to achieve optimal results. Sclerotherapy may also help with the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including burning, aching, night cramps, and swelling.
Sclerotherapy can enhance you appearance and confidence. Patients are pleased with the results they get with Sclerotherapy. The skin of your legs will look younger, clearer and healthier.