Cosmetic Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive, effective procedure for varicose and spider veins with minimal side effects. Tiny veins that are visible on the legs and feet may cause annoyance and discomfort. Their presence can be due to a systemic cause, such as an incompatible vein valve, inflammation of a vein or simply due to one’s lifestyle, which may involve standing for long hours, thereby causing the veins to bulge and become more visible.
A thorough history and physical examination are the first steps in identifying the cause of spider veins. Imaging may not be required in every case, but in some cases it would be necessary. Compression stockings are advised as first-line therapy for varicose and spider veins, but in some instances, even a trial of stockings might not produce the desired results. In those cases, other treatment options may be considered.
How are varicose and spider veins treated?
Cosmetic Sclerotherapy is one of the procedures offered by trained medical professionals to minimize the appearance of spider and varicose veins, most commonly on the legs. This procedure involves injecting an FDA-approved medication into the superficial veins, which causes them to close and reroute blood to healthier veins, thus preventing the blood from pooling into these tiny vessels.
Procedure time: 30 minutes
Results: Expect to see definitive results in 3-6 weeks
Discuss your symptoms and treatment options with your medical provider to see if this procedure will be beneficial for you.
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