Spider Veins are small superficial blood vessels that appear red or blue in the skin. They commonly occur in the legs, but are also found on the face and other areas of the body.
Spider veins are usually treated with sclerotherapy or laser therapy on your skin.
- Sclerotherapy: A chemical (sclerosant) is injected into a varicose vein to damage and scar the inside lining of the vein, causing the vein to close. This usually works best for small veins and most patients can expect an 80-90 percent improvement.
- Laser treatment: Laser energy is used to scar and destroy varicose veins. This is called ablation. Endovenous laser therapy uses a laser fiber inserted into the vein. Laser ablation inside the vein makes the vein close up.
Our doctors and staff will meet with you to choose the correct treatment option for your individual condition.