Sclerotherapy is used for the treatment of Spider Veins. Spider Veins are small superficial blood vessels that appear red or blue in the skin. They commonly occur on the legs, but are also found on the face or other areas of the body. Lager dilated blood vessels called varicose veins may be raised above the skin surface. They may occur with spider veins.

Patients can have pain that range from dull and throbbing to a burning sensation. The larger vessels are more likely to cause discomfort, although smaller blue veins have been shown to cause pain as well. It is with these types of problems Sclerotherapy is an option.

Sclerotherapy is and injection method to help with both spider veins and varicose veins. This procedure has been used for spider veins since the 1930's and before that for larger veins. One of the several kinds of solutions called sclerosing solution is injected directly in to the blood vessel with a very fine needle. The solutions irritates the lining of the vessel causing it to swell, stick together , and the blood to clot. Over a period of weeks, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades, eventually becoming barely noticeable.

For more information on this procedure or for picing questions please contact our office.