Spider Veins and Sclerotherapy

Published on: January 7, 2017

Do you have spider veins that you want removed? One of the most effective treatments for spider veins is sclerotherapy. For those who have this condition, it can be embarrassing to wear clothing that reveals these enlarged veins that are associated with aging. With the help of sclerotherapy, you can minimize the appearance of these unsightly veins and improve your appearance.

What Are Spider Veins?

Nicknamed “spider veins” due to their spider web appearance, this condition is an enlarging of the capillaries due to trauma, sun exposure or prolonged period of standing. These veins are usually blue or red and can become very noticeable under the skin. Having a family history of this condition makes it more likely you will get these enlarged veins that are often most noticeable on the legs or hands.

Spider Vein Treatment

To reduce the appearance of spider veins, sclerotherapy is usually the preferred treatment. This procedure involves injecting veins with tiny needles filled with medication that attacks the walls of the vein, causing a small clot in the vein that collapses the vein, stopping the blood flow past the point of the clot. Once this happens, the clot is reabsorbed and the vein is obliterated permanently. The procedure is fairly quick with very little discomfort when performed by a qualified dermatologist.

If you have varicose or spider veins and want them removed, consult with your local dermatologist about undergoing sclerotherapy. It can be a quick way to remove those spider veins from your legs for a more youthful, attractive appearance. You can once again wear shorts or skirts without the embarrassment of those spider-web veins and feel more confident about your appearance.

Posted on behalf of:
Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 355-5484

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