What are spider veins?
Spider veins (also known as telangectesias) are a common problem. They represent dilated small veins in the superficial layer of the skin.
Many factors are associated with the development of spider veins including heredity, weight gain, pregnancy, prolonged standing or sitting, and others.
How are spider veins treated?
Sclerotherapy is an effective way of treating spider veins. A sclerosing agent is administered into the veins which causes the veins to close gradually.
This procedure is done in the office and requires no anesthesia. It takes between 10-40 minutes to perform, depending on the areas to be treated.
Improvement will be noticeable after each treatment and it may take on the average of 2-3 treatments to achieve optimal results.