Spider Vein Treatment

Spider Vein Treatment

Our Vein Center specialists are experts in the most advanced and painless procedures for removing spider veins.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are very small, superficial veins that may be red, blue, purplish, or greenish in color. The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasia. Spider veins can develop anywhere on the body, but are usually found on the face and legs.

These delicate yet unsightly veins can diminish within weeks of treatment, making you appear years younger, healthier, and more attractive. The physicians at the Vein Center are expert at several spider vein treatment options including:

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is the most common spider vein treatment. The doctor uses a needle to inject a liquid chemical into the vein. The chemical causes the vein walls to swell, stick together, and seal shut. This stops the flow of blood, and the vein turns into scar tissue. In a few weeks, the vein should fade. This treatment does not require anesthesia and can be done in your doctor's office. You can return to normal activity right after treatment.

Learn more about sclerotherapy

Surface Laser Treatments

In some cases, laser treatments can effectively treat spider veins and smaller varicose veins. This technique sends very strong bursts of light through the skin onto the vein. This makes the vein slowly fade and disappear. Not all skin types and colors can be safely treated with lasers.

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