Spider Veins

The better way to a better complexion

Spider veins are small blood vessels that appear close to the surface of the skin. They can occur anywhere on the body, and are sometimes referred to as broken capillaries when they appear on the face. Sometimes confused with varicose veins, which are raised, spider veins are flat on the skin. 

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR SPIDER VEINS?

The Dermatology Center uses the Sclerotherapy procedure to eliminate spider veins. Sclerotherapy requires a series of treatments spaced about 6 weeks apart. The procedure is performed by one of our licensed clinicians. Treatment is simple and relatively painless with no anesthesia or topical ointments needed. A drug solution is inserted into each vein with a very small, thin needle. The solution causes the vessel to shrink.

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM SCLEROTHERAPY?

Some patients get excellent results after just a few treatments, but patients with larger veins or patients with a great number of smaller veins may need additional visits.

DO I HAVE TO RESTRICT MY ACTIVITIES?

After treatment you are encouraged to walk but not participate in any strenuous activity for 48 hours. Also, you are required to wear thick compression hosiery (15-20 gauge) during the initial 48 hours after treatment. In addition, you should refrain from flying for five days after treatment.

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