Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Spider veins result from dilated groups of small blood vessels close to the surface of the skin on the legs. They often increase in size and severity with advancing age. The exact cause of spider veins is unknown, although hereditary factors, pregnancy, and hormonal changes are believed to contribute to their development. Peraza Dermatology Group uses glycerin sclerotherapy, a safe, effective, and very comfortable / painless sclerosing solution, to collapse spider veins and cause them to disappear.

What is it?

Sclerotherapy is a preferred treatment for some varicose veins and spider veins (telangiectasias) of the legs.

How does it work?

The procedure involves the injection sclerosing solutions with extremely small needles into the targeted veins. This process causes irritation of the vessel wall lining, leading to a reaction that seals the veins and leads ultimately to absorption and disappearance of the treated, abnormal leg veins.

Often, three sessions of injections, spaced over 6-8 weeks are needed to achieve optimal results.

Where is it used?

The legs.

What should I expect after treatment?
  • Slight blistering may occur at the injection site.
  • If bruising develops at the injection sites, it usually resolves within a few days.
  • Blue/green or black dots in the treated vessels are normal tiny blood clots. These resolve within 8 weeks following treatment.
  • Lower leg swelling can occur if you engage in activities with prolonged standing.