The treatment of very superficial red and blue veins (spider vein removal) has been a popular treatment since the 1930’s. A salt solution is injected through a very fine needle directly into the vein. The sclerosant is injected straight into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel and causes the vein to spasm which in turn heals shut on itself. At this point, you may experience a mild cramping, and discomfort for one to two minutes.

Come in today for a complimentary evaluation to see if you are a candidate for this procedure.

Causes of Spider Veins

Many things can contribute to the formation of leg veins such as, hormones, pregnancy, hereditary influences and injuries.  Lasers can help some minor red matting on the legs, but the gold standard for eliminating the red and blue veins in actually to inject them. After the procedure, the treated areas are often red and swollen and can take several days for the inflammation to go down. We always encourage walking after the treatment. For best results, high step aerobics and weights should be avoided.

On average, it takes about two to three sessions (depends on the size of the veins) to get rid of them. Once the veins are gone, they will not come back. New ones can occur in the future and injecting them before they get worse is always a good idea.

Larger veins that are injected may become lumpy and hard, and may require several months to dissolve and fade. Brown lines or spots may appear at the vein site. In most cases they disappear within three to six months. Avoiding the sun will also help the brown fade faster.  Neo-vascularization – the development of new tiny blood vessels – may occur at the site of sclerotherapy treatment. These tiny veins can appear days or weeks after the procedure, but should fade within three to twelve months without further treatment.